The new version of Windows 10 manages up to 6 TB of RAM
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations adds functions previously reserved for server versions to the OS Professional Edition.
Microsoft has just announced a new member of the Windows 10 family with the arrival in September of Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (the French name is not yet known). This operating system is a tough version of Windows 10 Professional, designed according to Microsoft Power Users with specific requirements for intensive computing and uninterrupted operation. First, this edition accepts configurations with four physical processors (including Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron) and up to 6 TB of RAM, compared to 2 processors and 2 TB for Windows 10 Professional.
The Microsoft OS also has functions originally intended for servers: The ReFS (Resilient File System) allows for the management of large amounts of data and has several mechanisms to guarantee their integrity and to prevent possible corruption, for example Using mirrored storage units to create redundancy. The operating system is also capable of handling non-volatile memory modules (NVDIMM-N), with high read and write speeds. The advantage of this type of memory is that it does not lose the data when the workstation stops.
Finally, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations can increase the transfer rates of large amounts of data on high-speed networks. To do this, the OS implements the SMB Direct function, which takes advantage of the Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) network interfaces, which can directly access the workstation's RAM.
This tough version will be released on release of the Fall Creators Update but Microsoft has not given any price information.