Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC
The BlueField family of products is a highly integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC), optimized for NVMe storage systems, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), security systems, and embedded appliances.
BlueField SmartNIC is a two-port 25Gb/s network adapter featuring the BlueField system-on-chip (SoC). This integrates the ConnectX-5 network controller with Arm core processors to deliver an innovative and high-performance programmable platform. Providing unmatched scalability and efficiency, the BlueField SmartNIC is the ideal adapter to accelerate the most demanding workloads in Web2.0, cloud, and storage environments.
The BlueField adapter enables a more efficient use of computer resources, which are now dedicated to run applications rather than focus on networking or security processing, therefore supporting the growing demand for bandwidth per host. This software-defined adapter ensures ultimate flexibility by adapting to future protocols and features through simple software update.
BlueField SmartNIC addresses the concerns of modern data centers by combining hardware encryption accelerators with embedded software and fully integrated advanced network capabilities, making it an ideal platform for developing proprietary security applications.
Features: Intelligent programmable Network Adapter
Implementation of various types of security functions, such as: