NVIDIA BlueField Data Processing Units

BlueField-3, the most powerful software-defined, hardware-accelerated data center infrastructure on a chip

Transform the Data Center with NVIDIA DPUs

The NVIDIA® BlueField® data processing unit (DPU) ignites unprecedented innovation for modern data centers. By offloading, accelerating, and isolating a broad range of advanced networking, storage, and security services, BlueField DPUs provide a secure and accelerated infrastructure for any workload in any environment, from cloud to data center to edge. BlueField DPUs combine powerful computing, full infrastructure-on-chip programmability, and high performance networking to address the most demanding workloads.


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VMware Project Monterey Early Access Trial with NVIDIA BlueField DPUs

Access Project Monterey on NVIDIA LaunchPad

Apply for a free trial of Project Monterey on NVIDIA LaunchPad. You’ll get access to VMware ESXi-optimized software running on BlueField DPU accelerated infrastructure for prototyping and testing next-generation applications and workloads.

Red Hat OpenShift on NVIDIA BlueField DPU

Test and run Red Hat OpenShift on the NVIDIA BlueField DPU

OpenShift and BlueField provide a consistent, cloud-native application platform for managing hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, and edge deployments with enhanced orchestration, automation, and security. Apply to test and run this solution.

“Powering Unprecedented Data Center Transformation with NVIDIA BlueField DPUs” eBook

Transform Your Data Center with Accelerated Networking

Learn how leveraging the power of accelerated networking can transform your data center by offloading, accelerating, and isolating data and enabling breakthrough performance in networking, storage, and security.

The Linley Group reveals how NVIDIA DOCA is the key to enabling seamless adoption of BlueField DPUs

The Benefits of BlueField

Zero-trust security for your data center

Security from the Perimeter to the Server

BlueField DPUs enable 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 the Expanding Workload

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, Efficient Networking

BlueField is a powerful data center services accelerator, delivering up to 400 gigabits per second (Gb/s) of Ethernet and InfiniBand connectivity for both traditional applications and modern GPU-accelerated workloads, while freeing host CPU cores to run applications instead of infrastructure tasks.

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.

NVIDIA’s Leading Portfolio of DPUs

NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU

NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU

NVIDIA BlueField-3 is the first 400Gb/s / NDR DPU 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 computing to hybrid cloud to cloud-native supercomputing and 5G wireless networks, BlueField-3 redefines the art of the possible.

NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU

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 TCO for cloud computing platforms, enabling organizations to efficiently build and operate virtualized, containerized, and bare-metal infrastructures at massive scale.

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

NVIDIA Converged Accelerators

NVIDIA converged accelerators combine the power of the NVIDIA Ampere architecture with the enhanced security and networking capabilities of the NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU, all in a single high-performance package. This advanced architecture delivers unprecedented performance and strong security for AI-powered workloads in edge computing, telecommunications, and network security.

Supported DPU Technology Environments

AI Framework for Cybersecurity Providers

NVIDIA Morpheus is an AI application framework that provides cybersecurity developers with a highly optimized AI pipeline and pre-trained AI capabilities that bring a new level of security to data centers. 

The Morpheus framework provides highly scalable and adaptive data ingest, pre-trained AI models, and policy control functions, enabling cybersecurity developers to detect and remediate security threats.

AI Framework for Cybersecurity Providers
Data Center Infrastructure on a Chip Architecture

Accelerated Application Development for the BlueField DPU

The NVIDIA DOCA software framework, available from the NVIDIA NGC catalog, 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.

DOCA provides a flexible environment for developing containerized applications and services that run on NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, while leveraging embedded hardware accelerators and programmable engines to boost performance.

Optimized Servers for Modern Workloads

NVIDIA-Certified Systems designed for the NVIDIA EGX platform deliver true multi-node scaling with NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs and BlueField DPUs. Available through NVIDIA partners, the EGX platform is optimized and tested by NVIDIA to run modern AI workloads with built-in security, such as in-line crypto, secure boot, and air-gapped isolation. And with the NVIDIA DOCA SDK, third-party application providers can leverage advanced data center acceleration on NVIDIA-Certified Systems to develop, certify, and distribute applications to end customers. 

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Open AI Framework for Cybersecurity Providers with NVIDIA Morpheus

With the NVIDIA Morpheus AI framework, security teams gain complete visibility into security threats by bringing together unmatched AI processing with real-time monitoring of every server and packet throughout the data center.


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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