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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.

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NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU

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

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

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.

The Conference for the Era of AI and the Metaverse

Developer Conference March 20-23 | Keynote March 21

Don't miss these three upcoming networking sessions at GTC.

Transforming Network Security in the Era of AI and Cloud

Join industry security experts to learn about the evolution of network security and the need for a zero-trust approach. Hybrid work demands enterprises to reevaluate and deliver security innovations for our workplace, workforce, and workload regardless of where workers and apps reside. As security workloads transition from centralized appliances at the edge to virtualized instances running on every server in the data center and cloud, powerful programmable processors are becoming essential. With the latest trends in AI, machine learning, 5G, and the internet of things, data center architects are being challenged to meet the increasing demands for scale and accelerated performance, while maintaining and innovating security at the highest level, despite an evolving threat landscape. We'll discuss the challenges of existing approaches and share techniques and strategies for a new way to offload, accelerate, and isolate security.

Critical Use Cases for NVIDIA DPUs in Modern Private Cloud Infrastructures

In a world of growing infrastructure complexity and application sprawl, ensuring high performance, full stack security and operational agility has become a challenge for organizations that are creating competitive advantage. In this panel session, VMware and NVIDIA discuss essential insights into how businesses can leverage VMware Cloud Foundation and NVIDIA DPU and GPU technologies to extend infrastructure services through VMware vSphere on DPU.


How to Build Clouds to Power the Next Wave of Applications

Computing is advancing at incredible speed, and cloud computing is becoming the norm for nearly every enterprise. Cloud computing allows companies to deploy applications faster, reduce operating costs, and rapidly scale resources to meet growing demand. However, not all clouds are created equal. Modern applications increasingly rely on accelerated computing as the underlying technology to deliver on the promise of machine learning and artificial intelligence. We'll discuss how organizations can build cloud computing infrastructures that are accelerated, efficient, and secure to power the next wave of applications.


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

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.

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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

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.

Power Efficiency With DPUs

Energy efficiency heat map in a NVIDIA data center

NVIDIA BlueField DPUs Drive Data Center Efficiency

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

NVIDIA DPU Power-Efficiency whitepaper

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.

Full-stack power-efficient data center network

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

BlueField accelerates AI performance with Robust RoCE networking

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.

Zero-trust security for your data center

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.

More storage for your network's expanding workload

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.

Hardware-accelerated performance

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

NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU with VMware vSphere software next to a data center stack

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.

NVIDIA AI-ready server

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.

HPC Data Centers with NVIDIA BlueField DPU use cases

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.

NVIDIA Morpheus

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.

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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 Data Center

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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