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Things like optical transmission, Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing can operate comfortably at 40 Gbps with current technology and at reasonable cost points. Other applications, though, struggle to operate at 10 Gbps today, not to mention scaling to 40 Gbps and beyond. These are typically applications that require complex processing and all share common characteristics in that they typically convey more Network Intelligence through more exhaustive examination of the packet content, metadata extraction, and stateful management of millions of simultaneous flows. High-touch processing in the areas of cybersecurity and network analytics face complexities to scale to extreme throughputs, and demand processing innovations addressed by Daniel in part one of this two-part series. Part two will explore implementing these innovations into an AdvancedTCA architecture for cybersecurity and other applications.