From your description, you are planning on being the recipient
of the UDP messages, right? That strikes me as making you the client.
In any case, I'm not sure you're going to be able to do a GUI and process 100's of packets per second in perl, with an interpretation step to do the dispatch.
The easiest way to try, though, might be to look at POE's UDP sample, and POE/Tk or POE/Gtk for the GUI aspects.
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