Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8950 Product Brief

Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8950 Supporting Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) Provides Crypto Acceleration and Compression Acceleration.

Product Overview
The Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8950 provides customers with a scalable, flexible, and extendable way to offer Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) crypto acceleration and compression capabilities to their existing product lines. The Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8950 features the Intel® Communications Chipset 8955 controller supporting Intel® QuickAssist Technology for improved cryptographic and compression performance. Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) provides hardware acceleration to assist with the performance demands of securing and routing Internet traffic and other workloads, such as compression and wireless 3G/4G LTE algorithm offload, thereby reserving processor cycles for application and control processing.

The Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8950 provides up to 50 Gbps for virtual private networks (VPNs), and helps storage and network optimization applications better handle compression and decompression tasks. Kasumi and SNOW 3G functions within Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) help with 3G and 4G LTE mobile gateway and infrastructure workloads.

The Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8950 provides flexible performance based on the requirements of the platform—up to 50 Gbps of crypto acceleration or up to 24 Gbps of compression in a PCIe*-compliant, low-profile form factor.