Crystal Group Unveils Trio of New Rugged Servers for Ultra-High Performance

Crystal Group

U.S. designer and manufacturer of rugged computing and networking solutions, Crystal Group, has launched three new rugged servers – the RS4105L22 4U GPU server, RS1.532L21X2F twin server, and Crystal Group FORCE RS2606. The rugged servers are all designed for ultra-high ISR performance.

Independently, each server would deliver the highest performance, enabling Crystal Group customers with high-velocity capability, security and efficiency. When combined, these three servers form a flexible, integrated system for real-time high-speed sensor data collection, computation, and daily, hot-swappable data extraction critical to decision-making on the move.

“To maintain a competitive advantage and handle today’s immense data requirements, our customers need powerful servers that can collect, analyze and prioritize immense amounts of data, often in remote, unpredictable situations,” said Beth Otting, director of Military Programs for Crystal Group. “Currently deployed on allied military aircraft, these new rugged servers provide the essential capabilities needed for real-time reliability accuracy in the field.”

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Beth Otting
“Currently deployed on allied military aircraft, these new rugged servers provide the essential capabilities needed for real-time reliability accuracy in the field,” said Beth Otting, director of Military Programs for Crystal Group.

The RS4105L22 4U GPU server is a “powerhouse” of high-capacity storage for electronic warfare, sensor fusion, signal intelligence, C4ISR, radar and digital signal processing. The server is optimized to extract and integrate data from multiple sensors via four NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs.

Equipped with up to 88 cores, the RS1.532L21X2F 1.5U rugged twin server delivers high-speed processing in a small form factor. It consolidates capabilities of two separate computers into a single unit with front I/O. Each of the dual X11 motherboards can be customized with up to three PCIe slots for increased bandwidth. Its extreme compute density enables artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and real-time decision making in a compact footprint.

Designed and qualified for airborne jets, the Crystal Group FORCE RS2606 rugged server combines both high compute and maximum storage capacity in a single chassis. It features eight SAS SSDs in a removable media canister. Customizable with up to six modules, this unit boasts a removable media canister and redundant AC power supplies. It also features advanced thermal management to accelerate compute-intensive workloads at the edge.

Military and Industrial Standards

Like Crystal Group’s entire portfolio of rugged and industrial computing products, these new servers would be engineered to deliver seamless performance in the most challenging environments while “exceeding” military and industrial standards.

Founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product life-cycle planning, warranty, and support services.  Their solutions are manufactured in the company’s Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facility certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D quality management standards.

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