NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU Controller User Manual

Note

You can download a PDF version here .

About This Manual

This User Manual describes NVIDIA® BlueField®-3 BF3220SH DPU Controller cards. It provides details as to the interfaces of the board, specifications, required software and firmware for operating the card, hardware installation, driver installation and bring-up instructions.

Ordering Part Numbers

The below table provides the ordering part numbers (OPN) for the available BlueField BF3220SH DPU Controllers.

Model

NVIDIA SKU

Description

Heatsink

Lifecycle


B3220SH

900-9D3C6-00CV-GA0

NVIDIA BlueField-3 B3220SH E-Series No heatsink FHHL Storage Controller, 200GbE (default mode) / NDR200 IB, Dual-port QSFP112, PCIe Gen5.0 x16 with x16 PCIe extension option, 16 Arm cores, 48GB on-board DDR, integrated BMC, Crypto Enabled, Secure Boot

No Heatsink

Mass Production

900-9D3C6-00CV-DA0

NVIDIA BlueField-3 B3220SH E-Series FHHL Storage Controller, 200GbE (default mode) / NDR200 IB, Dual-port QSFP112, PCIe Gen5.0 x16 with x16 PCIe extension option, 16 Arm cores, 48GB on-board DDR, integrated BMC, Crypto Enabled, Secure Boot

Mass Production

Intended Audience

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

Technical Support

Customers who purchased NVIDIA products directly from NVIDIA are invited to contact us through the following methods:

Customers who purchased NVIDIA M-1 Global Support Services, please see your contract for details regarding Technical Support.Customers who purchased NVIDIA products through an NVIDIA-approved reseller should first seek assistance through their reseller.
Related Documentation

Related Documentation

InfiniBand Architecture Specification

InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) InfiniBand® specification Release 1.3.1, November 2, 2016 and Vol. 2, Release 1.4 , and Vol 2 - Release 1.5.

IEEE Std 802.3 Specification

IEEE Ethernet specification.

PCI Express Specifications

Industry Standard PCI Express Base and Card Electromechanical Specifications.

NVIDIA LinkX Interconnect Solutions

The NVIDIA® LinkX® product family of cables and transceivers provide the industry’s broadest portfolio of QDR/FDR10 (40Gb/s), FDR (56Gb/s), EDR/HDR100 (100Gb/s), HDR (200Gb/s) and NDR (400Gb/s) cables, including Direct Attach Copper cables (DACs), copper splitter cables, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and transceivers in a wide range of lengths from 0.5m to 10km. In addition to meeting IBTA standards, NVIDIA tests every product in an end-to-end environment ensuring a Bit Error Rate of less than 1E-15.

BlueField DPU Platform BSP Documentation

This guide provides product release notes as well as information on the BSP and how to develop and/or customize applications, system software, and file system images for the BlueField platform.

DOCA SDK Software Documentation

NVIDIA DOCA SDK software.

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.

© Copyright 2024, NVIDIA. Last updated on Apr 1, 2024.