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 for addressing the most demanding workloads.

Introducing the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU

Learn how NVIDIA BlueField 2 DPUs and VMware Cloud Foundation enable enterprises
​​​​​​​to accelerate the software-defined datacenter while securing next-generation applications.

The Benefits of BlueField

Security from the Perimeter to the Server

BlueField DPUs enable a zero-trust, security-everywhere architecture where security goes beyond the data center perimeter into the edge of the every server

Data Storage for the Expanding Workload

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

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

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-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 ConnectX-6 Dx with programmable Arm cores and hardware offloads for software-defined storage, networking, security, and management workloads. 

NVIDIA BlueField-2 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.

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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 architecture GPU. Using NVIDIA’s third-generation Tensor Cores, it’s able to power AI for real-time security and management analytics, including identifying abnormal traffic that could indicate theft of confidential data, host introspection to identify malicious activity, and dynamic security orchestration with automated response. BlueField-2X enables line-rate analysis of encrypted traffic, connection tracking, and adaptive telemetry. 

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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.

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Supporting DPU Technology Environments

Converged Accelerators

NVIDIA converged accelerators combine the powerful performance of the NVIDIA Ampere architecture with the enhanced security and latency-reduction capabilities of the NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU. Hospitals, stores, warehouses, factories, airports, and other enterprises can use converged accelerators to create faster, more efficient, and secure AI systems in data centers and at the edge.

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Data Center Infrastructure on a Chip Architecture

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.

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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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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.

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In FoCus: NVIDIA BlueField-2-DPU

Learn how to transform your data centre from a CPU-centric to a data-centric architecture with NVIDIA BlueField-2-DPU.

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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