Today is the day when Microsoft announced all new Windows 10 Workstations for a specific lot of users. These are the professional users who use high-end hardware and server grade PC hardware for the critical workload. According to what rumors have signaled; Windows 10 Workstations will likely to feature Microsoft’s server-grade file system (the Resilient File System), speedier file sharing with SMB Direct, compatible with persistent memory (NVDIMM-N) and it supports high-end innards with up to 4 CPUs and 6TB of memory.

How this Windows 10 Workstations Edition Will be?

As the name suggests, the company emphasizes mainly on high-end hardware with this new edition of Windows 10 Pro; that also tends to support Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron, processors. However, it is worth noting that the Standard version of Windows 10 OS is capable of supporting only up to 2TB of memory and two CPUs. Therefore, this new version provides the users such pro and top of the line workstations. Also, it is for all those OEMs who want to manufacture hardware for them. They can access to much more power; substantially if it is combined with persistent memory.

The Resilient File System:

Moreover, The Resilient File System (ReFS), the name says it all; it is purposed to facilitate the power users with an additional level of data capability. More to it, the ReFS will give more resilience against data corruption and also the auto-correction with volume up-size. This means, this Windows 10 Workstation is able to handle an extensive data, and it is programmed to auto-correct the data in case if any data of any of its backup drive got corrupted. On comparing both Microsoft Standard Windows 10 and Windows 10 Workstations, the NTFS scheme of standard version can handle data volume of 256TB. Whereas, the Resilient File System can support data capacity up to 4.7 zettabytes. That’s something really too much to use; approximately, a billion terabytes and 8 million years of 8K video. Of course, it is not something that is needed anytime soon.

Here’s the Deal:

Here’s the kicker, the professional lot of users for whom this new edition of Windows 10 Workstations is available; can also retrieve their data and make use of SMB Direct in order to share it with other users on their network. By using the Remote Direct Memory Access; you can make good use of SMB Direct; that takes no time in enabling file access with quite a low latency; that does not much use your local CPU. However, this feature had already been available since the launch of Windows Server back in 2012. But it is worth noting; that it chooses the right network adapter to work. Noticeably, Windows 10 Workstations will be officially launched this fall, as one of the Fall Creator Updates.


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