Crystal Rugged RS378P Rugged 3U Carbon Fiber Server / Workstation

Crystal Rugged RS378P Rugged 3U Carbon Fiber Server / Workstation

Product Overview:

  • Ultra light weight carbon fiber chassis – 22-36 lbs.
  • Up to 512 GB of memory
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides or Jonathan® rails
  • Rugged 3U, rack mounted 20” depth
  • Versatility with sixteen (16) removable 2.5” drives or eight (8) removable 3.5” drive bays
  • Expandable with multiple slot configurations
  • Leading edge Intel® Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell or Broadwell CPU options



Field tested, failsafe and long life performance in extreme conditions. As processing performance continues to improve, Crystal Group is dedicated to minimize the SWaP envelope of the RS378P. High-end computing performance in a light weight 3U chassis with a depth of 20” (50.8cm) fits most any rack space.

Crystal Group combines 30 years of server experience with advanced carbon-fiber and coating technologies to deliver its innovative Rugged Carbon Fiber Server product line. An ultra-lightweight chassis providing EMI/EMC protection and shock and vibration resilience make Crystal Group Carbon Fiber Servers a popular choice for airborne, shipboard, land-based, and transit case applications.


Environmental Standards
MIL-STD-810, Operational Temperature, Method 501, Procedure I/II
  • -15°C to +55°C, capable of -40°C to +71°C with select processors
MIL-STD-810, Storage, Method 501, Procedure I/II
  • -55°C to +85°C
MIL-STD-810, Humidity, Method 507, Procedure II
  • 240 hours with humidity kit
MIL-STD-810, Altitude, Method 500
  • 12,500 ft operation, 40,000 ft transport
MIL-STD-810, Vibration, Method 514, Procedure 13
  • 4.63 GRMS, 5-2000Hz, 60 min/axis with solid state drives + vibration kits
MIL-S-901, Grade B
MIL-S-901, Grade A
  • With solid state drives + shock kits

Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
Some standards may require an internal kit
  • MIL-STD-461, EMC, CE102 (conducted) & RE102 (radiated) emissions, CS101, RS103, CS114, CS115, and CS116, RTCA DO-160 Sections 20 and 21
  • AC, FCC compliant
  • AC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
  • DC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
  • RTCA DO-160 Section 21, Category M

14 CFR 25 - Airworthiness Standards
Flammability Airworthiness Test 14 CFR Part 25

Amendment 25-83 and 25-116, Appendix F, Part I, Para a(1), subparagraphs i, ii, and iv

Form Factor
  • 3U
  • 5.25" (13.34cm)
  • 17.5" (44.45cm) [accepts Crystal Slides and Jonathan Rails] EIA-310 Rack Compliant
  • 20" (50.8cm)
  • 22 - 36 lbs ( 9.98 - 16.33 kgs )

Intel® CPU architecture options from Intel embedded long-life roadmap
Option 1
  • Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge LGA1155, X9SAE-V
Option 2
  • Haswell LGA 2011, X10SRL-F or X10DRL-I

Dual, Quad, Hexa, Octa, Deca, or Dodeca Core options (dependent on CPU)

Expansion Slots
  • Seven (7) full height, 3/4 length PCIe or PCI slot

External Bays
Option 1
  • Sixteen (16) removable SATA or SAS 2.5″ SSDs
Option 2
  • Eight (8) removable SATA or SAS 2.5″ or 3.5″HDDs
Option 3 (can be combined with HDD option)
  • One (1) CD/DVD/BD (R/W)

  • 8 GB - 512 GB

  • High speed, high volume fans (6) CPU temperature controlled

Option 1
  • Ultra light mounts on Delrin glides
Option 2
  • Jonathan rails, 128QD

Power Supply
Option 1
  • 600W 120/240VAC, 50/60HZ w/PFC, 115VAC 400Hz
Option 2
  • 1200W 1+1 120/240VAC 50/60Hz w/PFC, 115VAC 400Hz
Option 3
  • 1005W 18-36VDC

System Board
Option 1
  • X9SAE-V, LGA1155, Xeon® & i3/5/7, ATX, 2LAN1000, VGA, 2XHDMI, AUDIO, 1 PCI 5V, 2 PCI-E X1, 1 PCI-E X8, 2 PCI-E X16, SATAX4, SATA3X2
Option 2
  • X10SRL-F, Single LGA2011 R3 Xeon®, ATX, 2LAN1000, VGA, 2 PCI-E X16, 5 PCI-E X8, IPMI, IPKVM, SATA3X10
Option 3
  • X10DRL-I, DUAL LGA2011 R3 XEON, ATX, 2LAN1000, VGA, 5 PCI-E X8, 1 PCI-E X16, IPMI, IPKVM, SATA3X10

Software Compatibility
  • Accepts Windows 8®, Windows 7®, Windows Server 2008®, Windows Server 2012®, VMware® or Linux®

Kit Options
Option 1- Shock/Vibe
  • Power supply mods, card stabilization (as required), and DIMM retention, SSD only
Option 2 - EMI
  • Input filtering and additional shielding/grounding. Excludes 1200W 1+1
Option 3 - Humidity
  • Conformal coatings and sealing of unused contacts and connectors

Export Compliance
ECCN: 5A992 | Classification is dependent on configuration and is subject to change. Please contact your Business Development Manager to receive the classification of your product.     



TST-00090 RS378P June 2013 Environmental Test Report
TST-00210 RS378P September 2014 Vibration Test Report