For those who don’t keep these kinds of details in their heads a millisecond is 1/1000th of a second.
With respect to security processing what can be done in that time increment – can you perform a fine-grained permission check over the network? How about logging results into a remote database?
Would you believe me if I told you we can perform both operations within that allotment of time on a modest hardware configuration? What if I also tried to tell you that over eleven thousand of these requests may be performed a second with the same response time?
Such were the results as documented in this series of benchmarks:
Read more about the accelerator rationale here: