The NT200A01-SCC SmartNIC operates at a maximum of 75 W. Accordingly, the SmartNIC must either be installed in a PCIe generation 3 slot that supports this, or the auxiliary power connector must be used for additional power supply (see Optional Auxiliary Power Connector Specifications).
See Electrical rating for details on power consumption.
The PCI Express slot in which the SmartNIC is inserted must physically be a 16-lane Gen3 type connector, and the slot must support PCIe ×8×8 bifurcation mode to enable 16-lane and full bandwidth. The SmartNIC can be configured to work as one ×8 endpoint; see DN-0487.
The SmartNIC must be installed only in a server having adequate cooling air flow to maintain the air temperature around the SmartNIC at or below 45 °C during operation. Avoid installation in a slot adjacent to other high-temperature components. The front plate must not be blocked to prevent the fan from sucking air to the cooling system.