Crystal Rugged RS378P Rugged 3U Carbon Fiber Server / Workstation

Crystal Rugged RS378P Rugged 3U Carbon Fiber Server / Workstation

Product Overview:

  • Ultra light carbon fiber construction
  • Seven (7) expansion slots
  • Up to sixteen (16) 2.5" drives or eight (8) 3.5" disks
  • 20" depth
  • Intel® Technology Platinum Provider 2015
  • Rugged 3U, rack mounted 20" depth
  • Ultra light weight carbon fiber construction, mounted on Delrin glides or Jonathan® rails
  • Leading edge Intel® Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, or Haswell CPU options
  • Versatility with up to sixteen (16) removable 2.5" SATA or eight (8) 3.5" disks
  • Expandable with seven (7) full height, 3/4 length PCIe or PCI slots
  • Up to 512 GB of memory



Compact, Powerful, and Ultra-Lightweight
Weight relates to mission duration and fuel costs. Whether discussing UAVs, transit case mobility, or airborne workstations, weight has a significant impact on operational performance. Smaller, lighter, lower power is always better when it comes to high-end mobile computing. Crystal Group gives your mission these capabilities with a composite carbon fiber construction server boasting a mere 60% of the weight of a 20” deep rugged chassis.

Rugged and Dependable
Using our extensive avionics experience, we’ve created the next generation of computing. This game-changing technology provides advanced computer capability in a durable and compact package. This server is MIL-STD-461 compliant. We don’t just design to a specification, we test to it. When we put our name on the Crystal RS Carbon Fiber Series, you can be sure it is both rugged and dependable.

High Reliability at a Fraction of the Cost
Innovative packaging techniques and attention to the smallest of detail protect against high temperatures and extend the life of components. So much so, our products can run at 100% loading and duty cycle at elevated temperatures. A superior chassis design limits fatigue damage and further extends service life.



Testing Standards * register to download for certification reports
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  4.43 Grms
MIL-STD-810, Crash Hazard Shock for Flight Vehicle Equipment, Method 516, Procedure V  40G 20 ms
MIL-S-901, Grade A, Class 2, Type B
MIL-S-901, Grade A, Class 2, Type A With solid state drives + vibration 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
Mechanical (3U)
Height 5.25" (13.34 cm)
Width 17.5" (44.45 cm) [accepts Crystal Slides and Jonathan Rails] EIA-310 Rack Compliant
Depth 20" (50.8 cm)
Weight 22-36 lbs. (10-16 kg)
Intel® CPU architecture options from Intel embedded long-life roadmap
Option 1

Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge LGA 2011, X9DRL-IF

Option 2 Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge LGA 1155, X9SAE-V
Option 3 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, combination is configuration dependent
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)
8-512 GB DDR3 or DDR4 (motherboard dependent)
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 585W 18-36VDC
System Board
Option 1 X9DRL-IF, Dual LGA2011 Xeon®, ATX, 2LAN1000, VGA, 1 PCI 3.3V, 4 PCI-E X8, 1 PCI-E X1, IPMI, IPKVM, SATARAIDX8, SATA3X2
Option 2 X9SAE-V, Single 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 3 X10SRL-F, Single LGA2011 R3 Xeon®, ATX, 2LAN1000, VGA, 2 PCI-E X16, 5 PCI-E X8, IPMI, IPKVM, SATA3X10
Option 4 X10DRL-I, DUAL LGA2011 R3 XEON, ATX, 2LAN1000, VGA, 5 PCI-E X8, 1 PCI-E X16, IPMI, IPKVM, SATA3X10
Software Compatibility
Accepts Windows 7®, Windows 8®, 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: 4A994
Classification applies only to standard product offerings and is subject to change.
* Crystal Group designs all servers to meet or exceed the specifications listed herein. Due to the sheer number of models and combinations of components (memory, CPU, peripheral cards, hard drives), it is not practical to test every combination of servers offered. Please ask your Crystal Business Development Manager for data on qualification testing for configurations similar to the desired configuration for your application.



More Documentation
RS378P 3U Carbon Fiber Server - Outline Installation Drawing
TST-00090 RS378P June 2013 Environmental Test Report
TST-00210 RS378P September 2014 Vibration Test Report