If you were born in the 90’s, then you must have been familiar with multiple editions of a single Windows release. There were Home editions, Pro editions, Media editions and Workstation editions. Times rolled on and now we still have multiple versions of Windows, but with the Workstation edition missing from the list. The last Windows to get a specific Workstation edition was Windows NT and since then there have been no Workstation editions for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. However, that tradition is about to break with Windows 10.
Twitter user @GrandMofongo has discovered references to a Workstation version of Windows that could be named Windows 10 Pro for Advanced PCs. The references have been discovered on a build of Windows 10 that was accidentally released to testers. It seems that this version of Windows will be suitable for those systems looking for significant hardware demands.
The alleged workstation edition of Windows 10 is expected to have the following features:
Workstation mode: Microsoft plans to optimise Windows 10 by identifying “typical compute and graphics intensive workloads” so that it can provide peak performance and reliability when Workstation mode is enabled.
Resilient File system: The successor to NTFS file system, the ReFS file system supports fault-tolerance and is optimised for large data volumes as well as auto-correcting.
Faster file handling: As workstation machines are typically used for large data volumes across networks, Microsoft is including the SMBDirect protocol for file sharing and high throughput, low latency, and low CPU utilisation when accessing network shares.
Expanded hardware support: The Windows 10 Pro for advanced PCs could also support machines with up to four CPUs and a memory limit of 6TB. The current Windows 10 Pro only supports two CPUs.
This advanced version for Windows will find favour with enterprises and organisations that cater to massive amounts of data processing every day. If you are interested in this the Windows 10 Pro for Advanced PCs, keep a tab here for the latest updates.
(With inputs from The Verge)...