Intel® QuickAssist Technology eliminates the need for various add-on acceleration modules
There will always be classes of workloads and algorithms that push the capabilities of traditional compute platforms. A prime example is computationally-expensive public key encryption supporting SSL. Consequently, equipment developers have traditionally deployed specialized hardware components to accelerate such functions.
Today there's an alternative to using specialized ASICs for compute-intensive workloads. The new Intel® Platform for Communications Infrastructure (formerly codenamed Crystal Forest) incorporates the Intel® QuickAssist Technology for accelerating asymmetric and symmetric cryptography, data compression and other workloads. Equipment using this technology can significantly lower costs and deliver other benefits.
For an overview of Intel® QuickAssist Technology, including usage scenarios, read the complete white paper here:
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