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NVIDIA BlueField Data Processing Units

Advanced infrastructure computing platform for powering the world’s data centers.

Transform the Data Center With NVIDIA DPUs

NVIDIA BlueField® data processing units (DPUs) ignite unprecedented innovation for modern data centers and supercomputing clusters. 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.

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NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU

NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU

The NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU is a 400 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-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.

NVIDIA Converged Accelerator

NVIDIA Converged Accelerators

NVIDIA converged accelerators combine the power of the NVIDIA® Ampere GPU architecture with the enhanced security and networking capabilities of the NVIDIA BlueField 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.

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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 BlueField DPUs with the NVIDIA DOCA™ software development kit.

Power Efficiency With DPUs

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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.

Get Hands-On With BlueField

VMware vSphere on NVIDIA BlueField solution use cases

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.

Test and run Red Hat OpenShift on the NVIDIA BlueField DPU

Test and Run Red Hat OpenShift on NVIDIA BlueField DPUs

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.

Explore 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 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, 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 SDK enables developers to easily create high-performance, software-defined, cloud-native, DPU-accelerated services, leveraging industry-standard APIs.

Supported DPU Technology Environments

HPC Data Centers with NVIDIA BlueField DPU use cases

Transform HPC Data Centers With NVIDIA BlueField DPUs

Providing powerful computing, high-speed InfiniBand networking, and highly programmable engines, the NVIDIA BlueField DPU ignites unprecedented innovation and performance for modern scientific computing applications.

NVIDIA Supercomputer

Take Supercomputing Performance Into the Cloud

The NVIDIA Cloud-Native Supercomputing platform pairs 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.

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.


Deliver Metaverse Applications at Scale With NVIDIA OVX Systems

Learn how NVIDIA BlueField DPUs accelerate the creation and operation of NVIDIA Omniverse™ applications running on NVIDIA OVX™ systems.

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Accelerate Ethernet for AI with NVIDIA Spectrum-X Networking Platform

NVIDIA Spectrum-X networking platform, featuring Spectrum-4 switches and BlueField-3 DPUs, is the world’s first Ethernet fabric built for AI, accelerating generative AI performance by 1.7x over traditional Ethernet fabrics.

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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.

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