ES3604L24 Substation Server

Scalable, flexible, high-performance virtual protection server. Designed to provide compute power for the most demanding applications, the ES3604L24 is a software-agnostic, hyperconverged system that consolidates the work of multiple, discrete hardware solutions into a single unit. This GPU or FPGA accelerated substation solution is cooled using redundant, high-reliability fans, which is Crystal Group’s proven solution used in thousands of systems for military and industrial customers. Boasting up to 40 cores on single or dual Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, the ES3604L24 supports and simplifies utilities’ current and evolving edge computing needs, including virtual protection relay applications. Compliant with IEC 61850-3 standards, the ES3604L24 is designed and tested for long-life reliability.

Crystal Group provides up to a 15-year warranty and forward-looking configuration management to enhance the long-term investment of your compute solution.

Use cases:

  • Virtual protection relay
  • AI video surveillance platform
  • Substation simulator
  • Digital twin
  • Automation controller
  • GPU ready with two PCIe x16 slots
  • Virtual firewall for wide area network (WAN)
  • Protection/software defined network controller
  • Supports hosting master time clock for network synchronization
  • Intrusion detection and monitoring
  • Log server for SCADA systems
ES3604L24 Substation Server
  • Single or dual Intel® Xeon® processors
  • Up to 40 cores
  • Six PCIe slots
  • IEC 61850-3 compliant
  • AC or DC power
  • 2 TB memory
Form Factor 3U
Height 5.2" (13.3cm)
Width 17.5" (44.5cm); EIA-310 rack compliant
Depth 24.0" (61.0 cm)
Weight 25-35 lbs (11.6-15.8 kgs); content dependent
CPU Architecture
Single or dual Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor
Up to 40 cores per CPU
Up to six PCIe slots (motherboard dependent)
2x 10Gb RJ-45, 1x IPMI port, 1x VGA port, 1x RS232 COM port, 2x USB 3.0 ports
External Bays
Four standard 3.5” drive bays supporting up to 12 removable SATA/SAS SSDs
Up to 2TB
Multiple, redundant, high-speed, high-volume fans; CPU temperature controlled
19" rack mount with Accuride rails
Power Supply
Option 1 Dual input, redundant, 400W, 120/240VAC + 125VDC
Option 2 Dual input, redundant, 400W, 125VDC + 125VDC
Software Capability
Supports Windows 10®, Windows Server 2019®, VMware®, or Linux®
Environmental Standards
Operational temperature -35°C to +55°C
Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C
Humidity 95% non-condensing with humidity kit
Altitude 12,500ft operation, 40,000ft transport
Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
IEC 61850-3 International Standard Communication Networks and Systems for Power Utility Automation (covers environment and EMC concerns)
IEEE1613 Standard Environmental and Testing Requirements for Communications Networking Devices in Electric Power Substations
Emissions Radiated FCC Part 15. 109, Class A; Conducted FCC Part 15. 107, Class A
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