Intel's Xeon D processor line has been a combination network / micro server processor that increased significantly in the previous generation's core, power, and capabilities. We have two splitter – 500 family for network, and 100 family for higher performance. Today, Intel reveals the name of the successor to the D-1500 family: Hewitt Lake.
The D-1500 processors were built on Skylake-SP silicone design with an on-pack chipset to help accelerate networking capabilities as well as Intel's Quick Assist Technology (QAT) implementations to process encrypted data streams much faster with the right relief hardware.
Intel does not reveal much about the new processor line. At this point, we suspect that they will use the latest Cascade Lake silicone design, providing additional hardware security against specific Specter and Meltdown attacks, VNNI instruction extensions, and Optane DC memory support. The bulk of these chips will be in the chipset, and there is no obvious indication that Intel is doing anything new there.
Intel says the new Hewitt Lake processors will increase the frequency over the power generation D-1
If past reports are something to pass, Intel will launch Cascade Lake in the next few months. Cascade Lake-derived processors, if Hewitt Lake were to be related in any case, are likely to come one or two quarters later.