Information about VLIW nature of Bluefield-2 acceleration engines?


In this article about bluefield-2, NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs Set to Ship In 2021, Roadmaps BlueField-3&4 By 2023 describes the acceleration engines as VLIW.

I wasn’t sure how to exploit vliw nature of the acceleration engines when programming the bluefield nic- the doca libraries just seem to have ways to make requests to the accelerators? Is the vliw nature programmer-visible?

Thank you!

Hello @shahmihir308,

Thank you for posting your query on our community. It is VLIW which is available in the acceleration engines, however it is not available for user programming.

The code is fixed and customer programming is not supported on these ACE engines. Hope this answers your question.


I see, thank you!