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FPGAs

Surprised there is no mention of FPGAs. They are useful for doing high speed pre-filtering in effectively parallel logic. Content Addressable Memory (CAM) could be used with them to build fast searchable tables. The speed of that combination was exploited 30 years ago when Xilinx introduced their first 1800 gate devices.

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