Revolutionary Crystal Group FORCE™ Rugged Servers Debut at AUSA

Crystal Group expands arsenal of field-tested, combat-proven rugged computer and electronics systems with powerful new FORCE, Fully Optimized Rugged Computer Equipment. 

Crystal Group, a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged and reliable computer hardware, will unveil its revolutionary new FORCE Rugged Server line at the 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 9th through 11th (booth 6514). Crystal Group’s new Fully Optimized Rugged Computer Equipment is FORCE.  The company’s new FORCE rugged rack-mount servers marry the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors with high-speed networking, enhanced I/O, platform security, and thermal management in a modular, customizable high-performance computing (HPC) system to bring unprecedented processing power and flexibility to the battlefield.

The new Crystal Group FORCETM RS1104L22 is the world’s first Intel® Xeon® Skylake powered server able to dissipate an unprecedented 280 watts of CPU power with state of the art liquid cooling.

“The Crystal Group FORCE line comes in direct response to customer requests for faster processing speeds and greater storage capacities in a rugged enclosure with advanced thermal management – optimized for size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C),” said Jim Shaw, Crystal Group Executive Vice President of Engineering. “We continue to expand the Crystal Group portfolio of trusted rugged solutions to provide precisely what’s needed on today’s multi-domain battlefield: robust, rugged, and reliable systems capable of withstanding harsh environments and tackling complex, compute-intensive applications, such as sensor fusion, machine learning and artificial intelligence, autonomy, electronic warfare, and so much more.”

Crystal Group FORCE Rugged Servers are offered with single or dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, each supporting up to 24 cores and 48 PCIe lanes to provide a substantial boost in compute capability. The Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512) ultra-wide vector processing accelerates repetitive tasks. The Platform Controller Hub (PCH) offers 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports for high-speed communication, up to 14 SATA 3 ports for expanded storage capacity, and QuickAssist Technology (QAT) for enhanced security, authentication, and compression.

Crystal Group FORCE RS1104, RS2608, and RS3712 Rugged Servers are available now. The newly designed, lightweight chassis in 1U, 2U, and 3U sizes with 19-, 22-, and 25-inch depths, with a choice of ATX or eATX motherboard, and air- or liquid-cooled thermal management. FORCE Rugged Servers offer a wide variety of front-end configuration options, including serial and USB ports, 2.5-inch drives, CMOS battery, pump assembly for liquid cooling, circuit breaker, card reader, USB sound card, sanitize button for security, DVD, and LCD. “The Crystal Group FORCE RS1104L22 can dissipate an unprecedented 280 watts of CPU power with its state of the art liquid cooling. It is the world’s first and only Xeon Skylake powered server capable of such a feat,” Shaw adds.

Crystal Group is demonstrating 1U, 2U, and 3U air- and liquid-cooled configurations of its new FORCE Rugged Servers – the RS1104, RS2608, and RS3712 – in booth 6514 at the 2017 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, October 9th through 11th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Contact Crystal Group for a quote, custom configuration, or more information on new FORCE Rugged Servers, available now.

About Crystal Group Inc.
Crystal Group Inc., a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product lifecycle planning, warranty, and support services.

Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards (MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901); are backed by warranty (5+ year) with in-house support; and are manufactured in the company’s Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facility certified to AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards.

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Crystal Group Inc.

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