Crystal Group FORCE™ RS2301S8F Rugged 2U Server

The FORCE to fight and win. Next-generation Crystal Group rugged servers are the FORCE — Fully Optimized Rugged Computer Equipment — needed to tackle the toughest workloads in the most challenging environments. Crystal Group FORCE™ workstations provide an unmatched level of bandwidth, scalability, flexibility, and security at the edge. These rugged rack-mount workstations accelerate compute intensive workloads required for seamless execution of 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 and options ranging from rugged FIPS 140-2 SAS SSDs, and key management, intrusion detection and instant data destruction, Crystal Group FORCE secures your critical, confidential data from potential threats.


  • Eight-inch (203 mm) short depth 2U workstation
  • MIL-STD-704 28VDC Power
  • 19” Rack Mounted with a variety of options
  • 8th/9th Gen i3/i5/i7 socket LGA1151
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 SO-DIMM
  • Up to three removable 2.5” SSD
  • Optional NVMe m.2 2280 drive, nonremovable
  • 8-13 (3-6 kg) lbs depending on content


Standard Features

  • 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
  • Light-weight billet aluminum chassis
  • Up to 1.5TB DDR4 ECC memory
  • Up to 22 core, 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor


Optional Features

  • 2x eSATA
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 8-16 port Layer 2+ switch
  • Audio modules
  • Card reader


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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

12,500ft operation, 40,000ft transport

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

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

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

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

MIL-STD-167-1A, Vibration, Type 1
MIL-S-901, Grade B
Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
Designed to meet standard
DC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
RTCA DO-160 Section 21, Category M
Form Factor
3.5" (8.89cm)
17.5" (44.45cm)
8" (20.32cm)
11.1 lbs ( 5.03 kgs )
Intel® CPU architecture options from Intel embedded long-life roadmap
Intel® CPU architecture options from Intel embedded long-life roadmap; 8th/9th Gen i3/i5/i7 socket LGA1151
Expansion Slots
One PCIe X 16 Gen 3, bifurcation enabled LP
External Bays
One bay with up to 3 removable drives
32 GB DDR4
Option 1

Mounted on Delrin glides

Option 2

Fixed mount, front and rear

Option 3

Jonathan rails

Power Supply
MIL-STD-1275/704 28VDC, MIL-DTL-26482 5-Pin shell size 14 connector
System Board
Fujitsu D3633-S Mini-ITX
Software Compatibility
Accepts Windows 10®, VMware®, Linux® or Windows®
Export Compliance
ECCN: 5A992.c | Classification is dependent on configuration and is subject to change. Please contact your program manager to receive the classification for your product.