Crystal Group and Intel Develop New Rugged Server for Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Ball / 24 Mar 2017
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Crystal Group RS363S15F Rugged Server
Crystal Group, a designer and manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, has announced the development of a rugged server able to withstand extreme temperature variations for commercial autonomous vehicles (AVs). The RS363S15F Rugged 3U Server is powered by Intel processors, and has been developed as part of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance to build systems to support the entire driverless vehicle ecosystem.

The RS363S15F Rugged 3U Server provides high-performance computing and high-capacity data storage in a small size, weight, and power (SWaP) package with a depth under 15 inches (38.1 cm). Several major automotive manufacturers have already selected the server for use in autonomous vehicles. The RS363S15F is designed for automotive, aerospace and defense, government, industrial, Internet of Things, security, transportation, utility and power applications, and more.

The off-the-shelf server is available with an Intel Xeon processor and Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX), 1024GB of DDR4 memory, and support for a variety of popular firmware and operating systems, including Linux and Microsoft Windows. Crystal Group also designs and manufactures custom hardware systems for AV and other applications, tapping commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components from Intel, NVIDIA, and other industry leaders.

“We’re incredibly excited about this collaboration with Intel and how it will transform our customer markets,” said Crystal Group President Scott Kongable. “The results from this Alliance will bring even higher value rugged solutions to our customers by providing more intelligent, efficient, and secure operation of connected technologies.”

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