The last 12 months have seen an upheaval of Intel’s enterprise processor naming scheme, with a distinct mix of positive and negative responses. In previous years, Intel followed a naming scheme that provided the processor positioning, some of the features, the generation, and if it was a special sub-type all in one number, which scaled from the bottom of the stack to the top. This scheme had been in place for five or six generations, but was then flipped on its head when Intel announced the change of the Xeon E5 and E7 processor lines to the Xeon Scalable Platform, Xeon-SP, using heavy metals as the naming. More recently, the workstation-focused Xeon E5-1600 line was also renamed to Xeon W, for workstation. We have...

Intel Launches Kaby-Lake based Xeons: The E3-1200 v6 Family

For the several generations previous, it has become customary for the Xeon equivalents of consumer processors to hit the market several months later. We saw the launch of Kaby...

54 by Ian Cutress on 3/28/2017

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