Microsoft is officially unveiling a new operating system for workstations. Dubbed the “Windows 10 Pro for Workstations“, the new version is intended to use with desktops and laptops featuring up to four physical Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron server-class processors.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations scales up for machines with a high number of logical processors and large amounts of RAM. The tech company is making four changes to the new Windows 10 Pro for Workstations to support high-end performance PCs.
ReFS provide cloud-grade resiliency for data on fault-tolerant storage spaces and manage very large volumes with ease. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will also include support for non-volatile memory modules (NVDIMM-N) with persistent memory.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations includes a feature called SMB Direct, which supports the use of network adapters that have Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) capability. Network adapters that have RDMA can function at full speed with very low latency and minimal use of CPU.
Finally, Microsoft is expanding hardware support in Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. Users will now be able to run Windows 10 Pro for Workstations on devices with high-performance configurations including server grade Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors, with up to 4 CPUs (today limited to 2 CPUs) and add massive memory up to 6TB (today limited to 2TB).
Klaus Diaconu, Partner Group Program Manager, Windows & Devices Group said,”The architectural changes that Microsoft has made in the Windows 10 Pro has brought significant optimizations for workstation-class processors.” He further added that Microsoft has been working hard to enable Windows users to maximize every aspect of the high performing device.
Microsoft did not reveal how Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will be licensed and how much it will cost but said it will be available this spring.