Server helps apps travel through the rough spotsProduct
October 17, 2011
The fact is that military airborne, land-based, and shipboard applications are housed in systems traversing harsh environments that are just not for the faint of heart. And Crystal Group Inc.'s SS16 Sealed Server can surely withstand the heat (and other extremes) of such environments...
The fact is that military airborne, land-based, and shipboard applications are housed in systems traversing harsh environments that are just not for the faint of heart. And Crystal Group Inc.’s SS16 Sealed Server can surely withstand the heat (and other extremes) of such environments. Compliant with a veritable laundry list of MIL-STDs, let’s start there: The server meets MIL-STD-810F for shock, vibe, temperature, and altitude, in addition to MIL-STD-704E, -1275D, and -461. Additionally, vertical fin orientation proffers the best thermal performance for the server, which features top or base mounting, and the CPU heat sink and motherboard both have several attachment points to heighten shock and vibe tolerance and stabilize the PWB. The temperature range of -40 °C to +55 °C is provided, and higher-temperature environment applications can benefit from the cold-plate mounting also available. Cooling includes external convection or internal conduction. As for any EMI/EMC issues, the company has ensured that the SS16 is filtered for conducted emissions and conducted susceptibility. Noise-free operation is built in via grounding paths. Meanwhile, the 23 lb., IP67-rated server maintains a hermetic seal courtesy of its solid machined aluminum construction. Its outer shell is protected with a powder coat and MIL-C-5541E finish, plus hermetic mil circular connectors. But with all this talk about the rugged, it would be remiss to not mention what’s inside the box: an Intel Core i7 620M processor at 2.66 GHz suited with up to 8 GB RAM. There are also six removable HDDs. Need we say more?