NVIDIA BlueField Data Processing Units

Software-Defined, Hardware-Accelerated Data Center Infrastructure on a Chip

Introducing the NVIDIA DPU

The NVIDIA® BlueField® data processing unit (DPU) ignites unprecedented innovation for modern data centers, delivering a broad range of advanced networking, storage, and security services for complex compute and AI workloads. By combining the industry-leading ConnectX® network adapter with an array of Arm cores, BlueField offers purpose-built hardware acceleration engines with full data center infrastructure on chip programmability.

See the Power of the NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU

Explore how enterprises can accelerate the software-defined data center while securing next-generation applications with NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs and VMware Cloud Foundation.



Zero-trust security for your data center

Secure from the Perimeter to the Server

DPU architecture isolates data center security policies from the host CPU while building a zero-trust data center domain at the edge of every server.

More storage for your network's expanding workload

Data Storage for the Expanding Workload

With NVMe over Fabric (NVMe-oF) Storage Direct, encryption, elastic storage, data integrity, compression, and deduplication, the NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU provides a high-performance storage network with latencies  for remote storage that rivals direct attached storage.

Hardware-accelerated performance

High-Performance, Efficient Networking

The BlueField-2 DPU is a powerful data center services accelerator, delivering up to 200 gigabits per second (Gb/s) Ethernet and InfiniBand line-rate performance for both traditional applications and modern GPU-accelerated AI workloads while freeing the host CPU cores.

Software-defined infrastructure

Software-Defined Infrastructure

The NVIDIA DOCA software development kit (SDK) enables developers to easily create high-performance, software-defined, cloud-native, DPU-accelerated services, leveraging industry-standard APIs.

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NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU

NVIDIA BlueField-2 is a new kind of DPU, offering innovative acceleration, security, and efficiency in every host. BlueField-2 data center infrastructure on a chip combines the power of the ConnectX-6 Dx with programmable Arm cores and hardware offloads for software-defined storage, networking, security, and management workloads.

The NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU product line also includes a Controller optimized for NVMe storage that delivers superior performance and reduced TCO for managing backend NVMe storage, all-flash-arrays(AFA) and hyperconverged systems.

NVIDIA BlueField-2 data processing unit (DPU).
NVIDIA BlueField-2x: the world’s first AI-powered DPU.

NVIDIA BlueField-2X AI-Powered DPU

Introducing the first AI-powered DPU: NVIDIA BlueField-2X. This advanced DPU includes all the key features of BlueField-2 enhanced with the AI capabilities of an NVIDIA Ampere GPU. Drawing from NVIDIA’s third-generation Tensor Cores, it’s able to use AI for real-time security analytics, including identifying abnormal traffic that could indicate theft of confidential data, encrypted traffic analytics at line rate, host introspection to identify malicious activity, and dynamic security orchestration and automated response.

Converged Accelerators

NVIDIA EGX converged accelerators combine the powerful performance of the NVIDIA Ampere architecture with the enhanced security and latency-reduction capabilities of the NVIDIA SmartNIC and DPU technologies. Hospitals, stores, warehouses, factories, airports, and other enterprises can use EGX converged accelerators to create faster, more efficient, and secure AI systems in enterprise data centers and at the edge.

NVIDIA EGX converged accelerators with Ampere architecture, SmartNIC and DPU technologies
NVIDIA Data Center Infrastructure on a Chip Architecture (DOCA)

Data Center Infrastructure on a Chip Architecture

The NVIDIA DOCA SDK enables developers to program the data center infrastructure of tomorrow by creating high-performance, software-defined, cloud-native, DPU-accelerated services, increasing performance and security capabilities.

Optimized Servers for Modern Workloads

NVIDIA-Certified Systems deliver true multi-node scaling with NVIDIA Ampere GPUs and BlueField DPUs, optimized and tested to run modern AI workloads with built-in security, such as in-line crypto, secure boot, and air-gapped isolation. The NVIDIA DOCA SDK, available from the NVIDIA NGC catalog, provides a convenient containerized environment for third-party application providers to leverage advanced data center acceleration on NVIDIA-Certified Systems to develop, certify, and distribute applications to end customers.

NVIDIA-Certified Systems deliver multi-node scaling with NVIDIA Ampere GPUs and BlueField DPUs


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Next-Gen Hybrid Cloud Architecture with VMware

Explore how enterprises can accelerate the software-defined data center while securing next-generation applications with NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs and VMware Cloud Foundation, as part of VMware’s Project Monterey.

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