The Intel QuickAssist Adapter 8950 provides customers with a scalable, fexible and extendable way to offer QuickAssist crypto acceleration and Compression capa- bilities to their existing product lines. The Intel 8950 features the Intel Communica- tion Chipset 8955 controller supporting Intel QuickAssist Technology for improved cryptographic and compression perfor- mance. Intel QuickAssist Technology provides hardware acceleration to assist with the performance demands of secur- ing and routing Internet traffc and other workloads such as compression and wire- less 3G/4G LTE algorithm offoad, 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 help with 3G and 4G LTE mobile gateway and infrastructure workloads. The Intel QuickAssist Adapter 8950 provides fexible 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-profle formfactor.