NVIDIA BlueField
Data Processing Units

Discover the wide range of ways that the NVIDIA BlueField DPU can offload, isolate, accelerate, and transform your data center

Transform the Data Center with NVIDIA DPUs

The NVIDIA® BlueField® data processing unit (DPU) ignites unprecedented innovation for modern data centers and supercomputing infrastructures. 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.

HPC Researchers Seed the Future of In-Network Computing with DPUs

Supercomputing centers in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. are taking accelerated computing to the next level with NVIDIA BlueField DPUs on NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networks.

Hands-on BlueField Trials

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.

Build and Deploy NVIDIA Cloud-Native Supercomputing

Build and Deploy NVIDIA Cloud-Native Supercomputing

Learn how to deliver a secure multi-tenant environment, while providing performance isolation on shared computing resources—all at bare-metal speeds. From video tutorials to step-by-step deployment guides, we provide you with all the materials needed to start your journey with NVIDIA Cloud-Native Supercomputing.

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.

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 400 Gb/s 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, cloud-native supercomputing to 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

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.

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

Cloud-Native Supercomputing

Cloud-native supercomputing blends the power of high performance computing (HPC) with the security and ease-of-use of cloud computing services. The NVIDIA Cloud-Native Supercomputing platform leverages the NVIDIA BlueField DPU architecture with high-speed, low-latency NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking to deliver bare-metal performance, user management and isolation, data protection, and on-demand HPC and AI services—simply and securely.

Hands-On Lab on NVIDIA LaunchPad

Instantly experience end-to-end workflows for AI, data science, 3D design collaboration, networking solutions, and more with NVIDIA LaunchPad. 

These hands-on labs on LaunchPad help developers, designers, and IT professionals speed up the creation and deployment of modern, data-intensive applications. After quick testing and prototyping on the same complete stack that can be deployed for production workflows, more confident software and infrastructure decisions can be made.

Learn how enterprises and organizations can get immediate, short-term access to the necessary hardware and software stacks to experience end-to-end solution workflows.

AI Framework for Cybersecurity Providers

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. 

Optimized Servers for Modern Workloads

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AI-Based, Real-Time Threat Detection at Scale

With NVIDIA Morpheus, enterprises can observe all data across their entire network, and apply Al inferencing and real-time monitoring to all necessary packets and data streams—at a scale previously impossible to achieve.


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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