“As the use of DPUs grows, certain functions may be broken off into more specialized accelerators, just as we are seeing now with the workload accelerators. We may have one DPU for storage, one for networking, and one for security. These functions may be implemented in separate chips, or they could be realized as individual dies stacked into a single package. While determining the best way to implement these accelerators is evolving with semiconductor manufacturing and packaging technology, it is clear that DPUs are here to stay. TIRIAS Research believes that DPUs will have a significant impact not just on cloud data center design, but also enterprise server design.”