Il 10 agosto 2017 col il post Microsoft announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations è stato annunciato ufficialmente che verrà rilasciata una versione di Windows 10 destinata al supporto di PC di fascia alta e workloads di tipo mission critical e compute intensive come riportato nel post:
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads.
Di seguito le features che caratterizzeranno questa edizione destinata a scenari aziendali con elevati requisiti in termini di gestione dati e computazione:
ReFS (Resilient file system)
ReFS provides cloud-grade resiliency for data on fault-tolerant storage spaces and manages very large volumes with ease. ReFS is designed to be resilient to data corruption, optimized for handling large data volumes, auto-correcting and more. It protects your data with integrity streams on your mirrored storage spaces. Using its integrity streams, 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. Because NVDIMM-N is non-volatile memory, your files will still be there, even when you switch your workstation off.
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. Network adapters that have RDMA can function at full speed with very low latency, while using very little CPU. For applications that access large datasets on remote SMB file shares, this feature enables:
Increased throughput: Leverages the full throughput of high speed networks where the network adapters coordinate the transfer of large amounts of data at line speed.
Low latency: 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
One of the top pain points expressed by our Windows Insiders was the limits on taking advantage of the raw power of their machine. Hence, we are 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).
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations sarà disponibile col rilascio di Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) che dovrebbe essere rilasciato tra settembre – ottobre 2017.
Quindi le edizioni disponibili per Windows 10 salgono a 12:
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Education
- Windows 10 Pro Education
- Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
- Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Windows 10 IoT
- Windows 10 S
- Windows 10 Team
- Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
A riguardo si veda anche l’articolo Microsoft presenta Windows 10 Pro for Workstations di Vito Macina (Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT) su ICTPower.it.