Microsoft has announced a new version of its flagship operating system dubbed Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, which will bring power to professionals using high end and server-grade equipment.
Microsoft has been content to poach professionals dissatisfied with Apple’s high-end lineup with hardware offerings such as the Surface Book and Surface Studio, and now the company has revealed a new edition of its flagship operating system – Windows 10 Pro for Workstations – that will be geared specifically for the pros.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations arrives for both high-end PCs and server-grade equipment, and is designed to scale up for machines with numerous logical processors and large amounts of RAM.
Among the changes that will differentiate Windows 10 Pro for Workstations from conventional builds of Windows 10 Pro, the high-end system will enable Microsoft’s Resilient File System by default in a bid to safeguard files against corruption and to optimise the handling of large volumes of data.
Further, the system will support non-volatile memory modules with persistent memory – increasing both read and write speeds. That’s in addition to faster file support through Remote Direct Memory Access, which will enable network adapters to operate with low latency and little CPU usage.
Lastly, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will expand support for server-grade Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors with up to four CPUs and 6TB of RAM.
The offer will no doubt appeal to power users seeking to eke every last ounce of performance from their machines, and the system is expected to debut alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update later this year.
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Source: The Verge