NVIDIA BlueField Networking Platform

NVIDIA BlueField Networking Platform

Advanced infrastructure computing platform for powering the world’s data centers.

Transform the Data Center With NVIDIA BlueField

The NVIDIA® BlueField® networking platform ignites unprecedented innovation for modern data centers and supercomputing clusters. With its robust compute power and integrated software-defined hardware accelerators for networking, storage, and security, BlueField creates a secure and accelerated infrastructure for any workload in any environment, ushering in a new era of accelerated computing and AI.

BlueField In the News

NVIDIA GB200 NVL72 Platforms Arrive Equipped With NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPUs

Flagship, rack-scale platforms powered by the Grace Blackwell accelerator and NVIDIA BlueField-3 networking innovations enable breakthroughs in data processing for the most compute-intensive workloads.

New NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD Architecture Built With DGX GB200 Systems and NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPUs

The DGX GB200 systems at the heart of the Blackwell-powered DGX SuperPOD architecture feature NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPUs for providing next-generation networking and high-performance storage access.

Scale Enterprise RAG With NVIDIA BlueField Networking

In the era of generative AI, retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) empowers enterprises to capitalize on their data. Learn how BlueField enables businesses to deploy scalable and efficient RAG workflows.

Explore NVIDIA’s Portfolio of DPUs and SuperNICs

NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU

The NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU is a 400 gigabits per second (Gb/s) infrastructure compute platform with line-rate processing of software-defined networking, storage, and cybersecurity. BlueField-3 combines powerful computing, high-speed networking, and extensive programmability to deliver software-defined, hardware-accelerated solutions for the most demanding workloads. From accelerated AI to hybrid cloud, high-performance computing to 5G wireless networks, BlueField-3 redefines the art of the possible.

NVIDIA BlueField-3 SuperNIC

The BlueField-3 SuperNIC is a novel class of network accelerators based on the BlueField-3 networking platform, purpose-built for supercharging hyperscale AI workloads. Designed for network-intensive, massively parallel computing, the BlueField-3 SuperNIC provides up to 400Gb/s of remote direct-memory access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) network connectivity between GPU servers, optimizing peak AI workload efficiency. Creating a new era of AI cloud computing, the BlueField-3 SuperNIC enables secure, multi-tenant data center environments with deterministic and isolated performance between jobs and tenants.

NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU

The NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU provides innovative acceleration, security, and efficiency in every host. BlueField-2 data center infrastructure combines the power of the NVIDIA ConnectX®-6 Dx with programmable Arm® cores and hardware offloads for software-defined storage, networking, security, and management workloads.

NVIDIA BlueField-2 also delivers superior performance, security, and reduced total cost of ownership for cloud computing platforms, enabling organizations to efficiently build and operate virtualized, containerized, and bare-metal infrastructures at massive scale.



Unlock data center innovation by enabling the rapid creation of applications and services for the BlueField networking platform with the NVIDIA DOCA™ software development kit.

Networking for the Era of AI

Data Center Networks Usher in the Era of AI

The data center’s network is ultimately responsible for ushering in the era of AI advancements and performance. Learn how the newest class of data centers can support AI workloads with accelerated computing and high-performance networking.

The First Ethernet Network Designed for AI Workloads

The NVIDIA Spectrum™-X networking platform, consisting of the NVIDIA Spectrum switch and the BlueField-3 SuperNIC, is the world’s first Ethernet fabric built for AI, accelerating generative AI network performance by 1.6X over traditional Ethernet fabrics.

Next-Generation Networking for the Next Wave of AI

Modern AI workloads operate at data center-scale, heavily relying on fast and efficient connectivity between GPU servers. Discover the pivotal role of the BlueField-3 SuperNIC in enabling an optimal AI network.


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What is a SuperNIC?

The SuperNIC is a new class of network accelerators designed to supercharge hyperscale AI workloads in Ethernet-based clouds.



Do You Need To Update Your Data Center Network?

Normally, data center networks are updated when new applications or servers are installed in the infrastructure. But independent of new server and application infrastructure forcing an update, there are other areas to consider. Learn the three questions to ask when assessing if you need to update your network.




Secure Next-Generation Apps Over VMware Cloud Foundation With the BlueField-2 DPU.

The integration of the NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU within the next-generation VMware Cloud Foundation creates a powerful enterprise cloud platform with best-in-class security, operational efficiency, and ROI. It’s a secure architecture for the modern enterprise private cloud leveraging VMware and accelerated by both DPU and GPU. The accelerators provide security, lower TCO, higher performance, and new functionality that wasn’t possible before.



Get a Software Perspective on DPU-Based Hardware Acceleration.

Data processing units (DPUs) provide greater data center efficiency, but low-level-programming requirements have hindered broad adoption. NVIDIA’s DOCA software framework, which abstracts the programming of BlueField DPUs, removes this obstacle. Hear from Linley Group analyst Bob Wheeler how customers will be able to program future converged DPU+GPU hardware using the combination of DOCA and CUDA.



Deploy NVIDIA Cloud-Native Architecture for Bare-Metal, Secure Supercomputing.

High-performance computing (HPC) and AI have driven supercomputers into wide commercial use. They’ve become the primary data processing engines for research, scientific discoveries, and even product development. When designing a supercomputer architecture, the goal is twofold: to mitigate factors that impact performance and to accelerate application performance whenever possible.


Power Efficiency With DPUs

NVIDIA BlueField DPUs Drive Data Center Efficiency

Learn how DPUs reduced power consumption in testing with key NVIDIA partners.

DPU Power-Efficiency Research

NVIDIA DPUs can reduce power consumption by 30%, saving $56 million for large data centers. Find all of NVIDIA’s test results on the power consumption of various DPUs.

Creating a Power-Efficient Data Center With DPUs

Learn about BlueField DPU power savings research and get answers to data center efficiency questions.

Explore the Benefits of BlueField

Peak AI Workload Efficiency

BlueField accelerates AI performance with robust RoCE networking, GPUDirect® RDMA and RoCE, direct data placement, and programmable congestion control, creating an exceptionally fast and efficient network infrastructure for AI.

Security From the Perimeter to the Server

BlueField enables a zero-trust, security-everywhere architecture where security goes beyond the data center perimeter to the edge of every server.

Data Storage for Expanding Workloads

With NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), GPUDirect Storage, encryption, elastic storage, data integrity, decompression, and deduplication, BlueField provides high-performance storage access with latencies for remote storage that rival direct-attached storage.

High-Performance Cloud Networking

BlueField is a powerful cloud infrastructure processor, delivering up to 400Gb/s of Ethernet and InfiniBand connectivity for both traditional applications and modern workloads, while freeing host CPU cores to run applications instead of infrastructure tasks.

Featured BlueField Technology Environments

Experience VMware vSphere on NVIDIA BlueField DPUs

VMware vSphere is available on NVIDIA LaunchPad, providing easy access to VMware ESXi-optimized software running on BlueField DPU-accelerated infrastructure for testing next-generation applications and workloads.

BlueField-Enhanced Servers Supercharge Generative AI for Enterprises

The world's leading system manufacturers are building AI-ready servers, featuring NVIDIA L40S GPUs, NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPUs and SuperNICs, and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, to help enterprises customize and deploy generative AI applications.

Transform HPC Data Centers With NVIDIA BlueField

Providing powerful computing, high-speed InfiniBand networking, and highly programmable engines, the NVIDIA BlueField networking platform ignites unprecedented innovation and performance for modern scientific computing applications.

Boost Cybersecurity With the NVIDIA Morpheus AI Framework

NVIDIA Morpheus is an AI application framework that provides cybersecurity developers with a highly optimized AI pipeline and pretrained AI capabilities that bring a new level of security to data centers. The Morpheus framework provides highly scalable and adaptive data ingest, pretrained AI models, and policy control functions, enabling cybersecurity developers to detect and remediate security threats.

Deliver High-Performance, Software-Defined 5G With NVIDIA AX800

The NVIDIA AX800 converged accelerator delivers high-performance 5G, with deep integration of the BlueField-3 DPU and A800 GPU, allowing cloud service providers to host 5G RAN and AI services on multi-tenant GPU cloud infrastructure.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Chooses NVIDIA BlueField Networking

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is advancing sustainability goals by using BlueField DPUs to offload data center tasks from CPUs, achieving greater performance, efficiency, and security.

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