BlueField™ Multicore System On A Chip (SOC) for NVMe storage

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 integrates the Mellanox ConnectX® interconnect and ARM processor architectures into a single device. Software developers can leverage the broad ARM ecosystem and software from the open communities for greater market reach and business opportunities.

BlueField: The Premier System on Chip Solution

The BlueField family of SoC devices integrates an array of 64-bit ARMv8 A72 cores interconnected by a coherent mesh network, DDR4 memory controllers, multiple Ethernet/ InfiniBand ports supporting 10/25/40/50/100Gb/s, an integrated PCIe switch with multi-port PCIe Gen 3.0/4.0 supporting EP SR-IOV and RC functionality. The SoC targets I/O-intensive and compute intensive applications that combine data-plane and control-plane services for storage and networking.

Mellanox offers a large portfolio of products based on BlueField SoC. Different type of platforms, storage controller cards and SmartNIC adapters.

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Targeted Storage Applications
  • NVMe SSD All-Flash Arrays (AFAs)
  • NVMe over Fabric (NVMf) drive controller
  • Server caching
  • Disaggregated rack storage
  • Scale-out direct-attached storage
  • Storage RAID

L2-L7 Networking Applications
  • Software-programmable server adapter with Open VSwitch (OVS), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) offload
  • Hardware offload adapter for HPC, cloud, and Web access
  • InfiniBand host adapter with advanced RDMA and out-of-order support
  • Accelerated I/O front-end processor for embedded networking and security appliances

GPU Clustering Applications
  • Multi-GPU controller, utilizing Mellanox PeerDirect™ acceleration
  • High efficiency RDMA access eliminates unnecessary internal data copies between GPU/CPU