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About This Manual

It provides details as to the interfaces of the board, specifications, required software and firmware for operating the board, and a step-by-step plan of how to bring up the BlueField-2 DPU.

EOL'ed (End of Life) Ordering Part Numbers


Form Factor

Series/ Core Speed

Max Speed

No. of Ports

PCIe Support


Secure Boot


DDR Memory

On-board eMMC Memory



P-Series / 2.75GHz



Gen 4.0 x16

Crypto Enabled






P-Series / 2.75GHz



Gen 4.0 x16

Crypto Disabled




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Intended Audience

This manual is intended for the installer and user of these cards. The manual assumes basic familiarity with Ethernet network and architecture specifications.

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Document Conventions

When discussing memory sizes, GB and GBytes are used in this document to mean size in giga-bytes. The use of Gb or Gbits (small b) indicates size in giga-bits. In this document PCIe is used to mean PCI Express.

Revision History

A list of the changes made to this document are provided in Document Revision History.