17 June 2021
The Nvidia BlueField -2 data processing unit (DPU) is the world’s first data centre infrastructure-on-a-chip optimized for traditional enterprises’ modern cloud workloads and high-performance computing.
It delivers a broad set of accelerated software-defined networking, storage, security, and management services with the ability to offload, accelerate and isolate data centre infrastructure.
With its 200Gb/s Ethernet or InfiniBand connectivity, the BlueField-2 DPU enables organizations to transform their IT infrastructures into state-of-the-art data centres that are accelerated, fully programmable and armed with “zero trust” security to prevent data breaches and cyber-attacks.
By combining the industry-leading Nvidia ConnectX -6 Dx network adapter with an array of Arm cores and infrastructure-specific offloads, BlueField-2 offers purpose-built, hardware-acceleration engines with full software programmability.
Sitting at the edge of every server, BlueField-2 empowers agile, secured, and high-performance cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads, all while reducing the total cost of ownership and increasing data centre efficiency.
The Nvidia DOCA™ software framework enables developers to rapidly create applications and services for the BlueField-2 DPU. Nvidia DOCA makes it easy to leverage DPU hardware accelerators, providing breakthrough data centre performance, efficiency, and security. nvidia.com