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isn't it worth the effort to modernize the program to be multi-threaded

Yes, it would be - but it's a significant effort, not just the result of sprinkling multi-threading pixie dust on the source code. Packet dissection is far from "embarrassingly parallel" - dissecting packet N may depend on the results of dissecting packet M, for M < N.

and/or to draw upon resources of the GPUs

Useful only if some part of dissection can be done better by a GPU than a CPU.