BlueField™ SmartNIC Ethernet

Advanced programmable Ethernet network adapter cards, delivering industry-leading acceleration, flexibility and efficiency

BlueField’s SmartNICs combine Arm® processing power with advanced network offloads to accelerate a multitude of security, networking and storage applications.

Based on the BlueField system-on-chip (SoC) programmable network engine, BlueField SmartNICs integrate the Mellanox ConnectX®-5 network controller with Arm multicore processors and cryptology options to deliver an innovative and high-performance programmable platform.

Providing unmatched scalability and efficiency, BlueField SmartNICs are the ideal adapters for accelerating demand the most demanding workloads in datacenters, Web2.0, cloud, and storage environments.

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BlueField SmartNIC VPI is also available. Click here to learn more.

BlueField Ethernet SmartNIC
Intelligent programmable Network Adapter
  • Combines best-in-class hardware network offloads with Arm processing power
  • Accelerates wide range of security, networking, storage and other workloads
  • Reduces TCO by offloading the main CPU, letting it focus on compute and applications rather than security or networking functions
  • Includes BlueField SoC
  • Includes standard embedded Linux software stack

Accelerates a range of workloads
  • Open vSwitch (OVS), including custom implementation and extensions
  • Implementation of various types of security functions, such as:
    - Stateful L4-based firewall
    - Encryption of data in motion
  • Storage accelerations, leveraging hardware offloads for NVMeoF


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