Worth Reading: Deep dive into Sky Lake

The architecture of Skylake is very different from that of the prior “Haswell” and “Broadwell” Xeon chips, and will be carried forward with the next-generation “Cascade Lake” processors that will very likely be implemented in a highly tuned 14 nanometer process – what Intel calls 14++ nanometer in its chip manufacturing presentations. (We had not heard of Cascade Lake before, and assumed future Xeons would be based on the “Kaby Lake” design already implemented in the Xeon E3 chips for single-socket servers.) The point is, the Socket P form factor for Xeon SP processors will be used for at least two generations of server chips, and possibly more. —Timothy Prickett Morgan @ The Next Platform