Asterfusion® Helium DPU

Enable customers to build high-performance intelligent programmable networks while preserving valuable computing resources in servers and reducing the total CAPEX of cloud data centers

About Asterfusion® Helium DPU

Asterfusion 25GE Helium DPU is equipped with a high-performance DPU ASIC and complies with PCIe standard and Ethernet protocol. It provides PCIe x16 Gen4.0 lane interface and up to 100Gbps multi-functional service processing capability.

Network card modelHelium EC1004/2004
Network Interface
4 x 25GE SFP28
Host interface
PCIe x 16 Gen4.0
Management port
1xConsole Micro USB + 1xGE RJ45 Management port

Value Propositions

CAPEX Reduction

Asterfusion® Helium DPU can offload and accelerate network, compute, and storage functions; preserving valuable computing resources in servers and reducing the total CAPEX of cloud data centers.

Agile Development

Asterfusion® Helium DPU comes with a basic network operating system framework, FusionNOS-Framework. Network developpers can use FusionNOS-Framework as the foundation to develop their own upper-layer applications, thus accelerating application porting & development.

Simplify Deployment Process

Asterfusion® Helium DPU can support various NFV functions offload and completely isolate applications running on Smart NICs from ones running on servers, thus simplifying application deployment.

Why Asterfusion® Helium DPU

High Performance

With the high-performance DPU ASIC which contains 24 high-performance ARM processor cores along with multiple integrated hardware-acceleration co-processors, Asterfusion® Helium DPU can provide upto 100Gbps multi-functional service processing capability.

Easy portability

Through a very simple compilation process, various x86-based DPDK applications and generic Linux drivers can be easily ported to Asterfusion® Helium DPU.

Easy portability

Through a very simple compilation process, various x86-based DPDK applications and generic Linux drivers can be easily ported to Asterfusion® Helium DPU.


Application Scenarios

Network Acceleration

Scenario 1

Asterfusion® Helium DPU supports network function accelerations such as VTEP, OVS offload, TCP offload, GRE/GTP tunnel encapsulation and decapsulation, reliable UDP, and 5G-UPF acceleration.

Security Acceleration

Scenario 2

Asterfusion® Helium DPU supports security function accelerations such as IPSec, SSL, XDP/eBPF, vFW/vLB/vNAT, DPI, and DDoS defense.

Storage Acceleration

Scenario 3

Asterfusion® Helium DPU supports storage function accelerations such as NVMe-oF(TCP) and data compression/decompression.

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