Offloading and Isolating Data Center Workloads with NVIDIA Bluefield DPU

Originally published at: Offloading and Isolating Data Center Workloads with NVIDIA Bluefield DPU | NVIDIA Developer Blog

The Data Processing Unit, or DPU, has recently become popular in data center circles. But not everyone agrees on what tasks a DPU should perform or how it should do them. Idan Burstein, DPU Architect at NVIDIA, presents the applications and use cases that drive the architecture of the NVIDIA BlueField DPU.

NVIDIA’s architects and engineers have put a lot of thought into the BlueField DPU architecture, including what to accelerate, how to accelerate it, and which applications the DPU should offload. Idan’s talk at Hot Chips 33 will cover the design philosophy behind BlueField and the architecture of NVIDIA’s BlueField-2 and BlueField-3. If you have any questions or comments about this talk or about the NVIDIA DPU architecture, please post them here.