NVIDIA BlueField Data Processing Units

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.

NVIDIA’s leading portfolio of DPUs

NVIDIA Bluefield-3 DPU

NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU

NVIDIA BlueField-3 is the first 400 gigabits per second (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

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  converged accelerators

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.



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What is a DPU?


What is a DPU?

Specialists in moving data in data centers, DPUs are a new class of programmable processor, joining CPUs and GPUs as one of the three pillars of computing.

Do you need to update your data center network


Do you need to update your data center network?

Normally, data center networks are updated when new applications or servers are installed in the infrastructure. But independent of new server and application infrastructure forcing an update, there are other areas to consider. Learn the three questions to ask when assessing if you need to update your network.

Secure next-generation apps over VMware Cloud Foundation with Bluefield-2 DPU


Secure next-generation apps over VMware Cloud Foundation with the BlueField-2 DPU.

The integration of the NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU within the next-generation VMware Cloud Foundation creates a powerful enterprise cloud platform with best-in-class security, operational efficiency, and ROI. It’s a secure architecture for the modern enterprise private cloud leveraging VMware and accelerated by both DPU and GPU. The accelerators provide security, lower TCO, higher performance, and new functionality that wasn’t possible before.


Get a software perspective on DPU-based hardware acceleration.

Data processing units (DPUs) provide greater data center efficiency, but low-level-programming requirements have hindered broad adoption. NVIDIA’s DOCA software framework, which abstracts the programming of BlueField DPUs, removes this obstacle. Hear from Linley Group analyst Bob Wheeler how customers will be able to program future converged DPU+GPU hardware using the combination of DOCA and CUDA.


Deploy NVIDIA cloud-native architecture for bare-metal, secure supercomputing.

High-performance computing (HPC) and AI have driven supercomputers into wide commercial use. They’ve become the primary data processing engines for research, scientific discoveries, and even product development. When designing a supercomputer architecture, the goal is twofold: to mitigate factors that impact performance and to accelerate application performance whenever possible.


Explore 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 to the edge of 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 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.