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


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

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang builds upon his vision for the data center as the new unit of computing in his latest record-breaking keynote. Witness the introduction to the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU, and learn about the offerings and availability of BlueField-2 and the world’s first version of DOCA.

BlueField DPUs integrate all Major Network Functions from the Network Ports to the PCIe Interface

Unlike server processors, DPUs are purpose-built for network-packet processing. Although architectures vary, most include programmable data planes as well as CPU cores for control-plane and application code. The DPU’s dedicated data path is not only more efficient than using CPU cores, it’s also far more performant while offering better security.

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

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

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

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

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.