Microsoft Partner Group Manager Klaus Diaconu announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations as part of next Fall Creators Update in a Windows blog post. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high end edition of Windows 10 Pro and is designed to meet the demanding needs of mission critical and heavy computer workloads.
Microsoft know it very well that power users need to run their system efficiently. After taken the feedback from the high-end PC hardware users, Microsoft take it very seriously. Most the feedback comes through the Windows Insider Program. So Microsoft designed a new edition of Windows 10 Pro for advanced users deploying their Workstation PCs in a very mission critical scenario. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will be available this fall with Fall Creators Update.
The major aim of Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is directly targeted to increase the performance and reliability of high-end PCs with the following features (according to Microsoft blog post):
ReFS (Resilient file system)
ReFS provides cloud-grade resiliency for data on fault-tolerant storage spaces and manages very large volumes with ease. ReFS detects when data becomes corrupt on one of the mirrored drives and uses a healthy copy of your data on the other drive to correct and protect your precious data.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations provides the most demanding apps and data with the performance they require with non-volatile memory modules (NVDIMM-N) hardware. NVDIMM-N enables you to read and write your files with the fastest speed possible, the speed of the computer’s main memory.
Faster file sharing
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.
Leverages the full throughput of high speed networks where the network adapters coordinate the transfer of large amounts of data at line speed.
Provides extremely fast responses to network requests, and, as a result, makes remote file storage feel as if it is directly attached storage.
Low CPU utilization
Uses fewer CPU cycles when transferring data over the network, which leaves more power available to other applications running on the system.
Expanded hardware support
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).
Microsoft will continue to invest on Windows 10 Pro for Workstations to enable power users to maximize high-performance device.