AMD surprised the world with EPYC, but we all knew Intel would have a response, and that response will reportedly be in the form of the new Skylake-SP platform.
VideoCardz has the exclusive, without any comments and provided the slides on their own. The new Skylake-SP processors will arrive with up to 28C/56T, up to 38.5MB of last-level cache (LLC), and up to 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes. There will be support for 6-channel RAM with 2 x RDIMMS, LRDIMMs, or 3DS LRDIMMs at up to 2666MHz, while the TDP will float somewhere between 70W and 205W.
The new Intel C620 series chipset will have up to 14 SATA 3 ports, up to 14 x USB 3.0 ports and up to 10 x USB 3.0 ports. There will be some motherboards with up to 4 x 10GbE ports, if you need some serious networking performance, too.
Here are the core micro architecture enhancements between the previous-gen Broadwell architecture and Skylake.
The new Xeon scalable processors will slot into Socket P, with 2S/4S/8S/and over with node controller support.
More details on the Skylake-SP die configurations.