Crystal Group FORCE™ RS2608 Rugged 2U Server

The FORCE to fight and win. Next-generation Crystal Group Rugged Servers are the new FORCE – Fully Optimized Rugged Computer Equipment – to tackle the toughest workloads in the most challenging environments. Crystal Group FORCE™ servers provide a whole new level of bandwidth, scalability, flexibility, and security to the field. These rugged rack-mount servers accelerate computeintensive workloads in today’s most demanding applications, including machine learning, sensor fusion, artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, signals intelligence, electronic warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). With vital cybersecurity features, like rugged FIPS 140-2 SAS SSDs, optional key management, intrusion detection and instant data destruction, Crystal Group FORCE ensures your critical, confidential data is protected from potential threats.


  • Rugged, lightweight chassis
  • Rack mounted 19”, 22″ and 25″ depths
  • 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Easily mounted – Delrin glides, fixed mount, or Jonathan® rails
  • 16GB–2TB or 32GB–4TB DDR4 ECC RDIMM/LRDIMM memory
  • Up to eight module options for fast, flexible customization
  • Chassis intrusion switch
  • EMI compliance



  • EMI compliance
  • Chassis intrusion switch
  • Humidity protection
  • MIL-STD-810 shock and vibe
  • 7, 9.5, 15mm drive capability
  • Backlit power/reset/UID switch
  • High-speed, high-volume fans
  • Lightweight billet aluminum chassis
  • Up to 4 TB DDR4 ECC memory
  • Up to 24 core, Intel Xeon Scalable processors



  • DVD + 2x USB ports + CMOS battery tray
  • Dust filter
  • Liquid cooling
  • 4-Key LCD panel
  • 2x eSATA
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 8-16 port Layer 2+ switch
  • Audio modules
  • Data sanitize
  • Card reader

Click here to view all Crystal Group FORCE Module Options.

Please contact us to receive the reports, guides and drawings that best fit your requirements.


Environmental Standards
MIL-STD-810, Operational Temperature

-40°C to +55°C

MIL-STD-810, Storage, Method 501, Procedure I/II

-40°C to +85°C

MIL-STD-810, Humidity, Method 507, Procedure II

240 hours with conformal coating

MIL-STD-810, Altitude, Method 500

12,500 ft operation, 40,000 ft transport

MIL-STD-810, Shock, Method 516, Procedures I/V

20g, 11msec–functional shock; 40g, 11msec crash hazard shock

MIL-STD-810, Vibration, Method 514, Procedure I

4.7G, 5-2,000Hz, 60 min/axis, 3 axis

MIL-STD-167-1A, Vibration, Type 1
MIL-S-901, Grade A, Class II
MIL-S-901, Grade B
Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
Some standards may require an internal kit
AC, FCC compliant
AC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
DC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
RTCA DO-160 Section 21, Category M
Form Factor
3.5" (8.89cm)
17.5" (44.45cm)
19" (48.26cm) or 22" (55.88cm) or 25" (63.5cm)
32 - 42 lbs ( 14.51 - 19.05 kgs ) (depends on if air or liquid cooled)
2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Air Cooled

Up to 22 core options per socket

Liquid Cooled

Up to 24 core options per socket

Expansion Slots
6 low profile PCIe slots
External Bays
Option 1 (air cooled)

Up to 8 bays populated with FORCE Module Accessories

Option 2 (air cooled)

Optical Drive with up to 6 bays populated with FORCE module accessories

Option 1 (liquid cooled)

Up to 6 bays populated with FORCE Module Accessories

Option 2 (liquid cooled)

Optical Drive with up to 4 bays populated with FORCE module accessories

16 GB - 4 TB DDR4 (air or liquid cooled dependent)
Option 1

Mounted on Delrin glides

Option 2

Fixed mount, front and rear

Option 3

Jonathan Rails

Power Supply
600WAC, 1005W 18-36VDC, 1200WAC 1+1
System Board
Option 1

X11SPi-TF, ATX, 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Option 2

X11DPL-i, ATX, 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Option 3

X11DPi-NT, eATX, 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Software Compatibility
Accepts Windows 10®, VMware® or Linux®
Export Compliance
ECCN: 5A992 | Classification is dependent on configuration and is subject to change. Please contact your Program Manager to receive the classification of your product.