Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft announced a new version of Windows 10. The new version specifically designed for users who use high-end hardware to support mission-critical workloads. According to rumors, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will feature Microsoft’s server-grade file system, supports persistent memory, faster file sharing. Also, supports high-end hardware with up to 4 CPUs and 6TB of memory.
The new windows 10 version also supports Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors. Standard versions of Windows 10 supports up to 2 CPUs and 2TB of memory.
The new version gives users on these top-of-the-line workstations, and the OEMs builds the hardware for access to a lot more power. Especially, when combined with persistent memory.
The Resilient File System (ReFS) provides data availability, resilience and fault-tolerance. It also handles very large volumes and automatically repair errors when data on one of the backup drives becomes corrupted. Comparing with Microsoft’s standard NTFS scheme, the new windows 10 pro handle volumes of up to 256TB, ReSF theoretically used for volumes of up to 4.7 zettabytes.
Users can also take their data and use SMB Direct to make it available to other users on their network. Using the Remote Direct Memory Access capability (RDMA), the new Windows 10 Pro, SMB Direct enables fast file access with low latency that barely uses the local CPU.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations utilizes significant investments, that made in scaling up across a high number of logical processors and large amounts of memory.
This feature available in Microsoft’s server operating systems since Windows Server 2012 launch. Though it’s worth noting that it takes the right kind of network adapter to work.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will launch later this fall as part of the Fall Creators Update.