ES373S17 Rugged Substation Server

VMware Validated Solution

Smarter with Intel®. Stronger with Crystal Group.

Energy is essential to modern day living and homeland security, which is why power companies are undergoing a major transformation to protect energy resources now and for years to come. The Crystal Group Energy Series™ (ES) delivers optimized solutions—powered by Intel—to ensure longlasting, high-performance computing in unpredictable conditions.

The ES373S17 substation solution delivers reliable power and performance in a rugged chassis that can withstand the intense conditions of remote locations, such as extreme climates, weather conditions, temperatures, moisture, and dust. Enabling critical power grid capabilities like constant monitoring, real-time alerts, automation, and remote management allows power generation, transmission and distribution to flow smoothly while being protected from both physical and cyber threats.

In collaboration with Intel and VMware, Crystal Group developed this VMware Validated Solution to consolidate the work of multiple discrete hardware solutions into a single, hyperconverged system.

ES373S17 Rugged Substation Server
  • Light weight aluminum construction – 35-40 lbs.
  • 17″ server easily mounted using Delrin glides
  • Up to 768 GB of memory
  • Supports up to 9 SSDs
  • Expandable with seven slots
  • Five-year warranty
  • Intel® Cascade Lake CPU support
  • Modular I/O
  • Five-year warranty
Environmental Standards
Operational temperature -40°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
Emissions Radiated FCC Part 15. 109, Class A; conducted FCC Part 15. 107, Class A
IEC 61850-3 International Standard Communication Networks and Systems for Power Utility Automation (covers environment and EMC concerns)
IEEE 1613 Standard Environmental and Testing Requirements for Communications Networking Devices in Electric Power Substations
Form Factor 3U
Height 5.25" (13.34cm)
Width 17.5" (44.45cm), EIA-310 rack compliant
Depth 17" (43.18cm)
Weight 35 - 40 lbs ( 15.88 - 18.14 kgs ) (content dependent)
Intel CPU architecture options from Intel embedded long-life roadmap
Single or dual socket Cascade Lake, Intel Xeon® Scalable processor; up to 28 cores
Expansion Slots
Seven PCI-E
External Bays
Up to nine 2.5" SATA or six NVMe SSDs
16 - 768 GB ECC DDR4
Six high-speed, high-volume fans; CPU temperature controlled
Mounted on Delrin glides
Power Supply
Option 1 400W, 88-132VDC
Option 2 460W, 110/220VAC
Software Capability
Accepts Windows 10®, Windows Server 2019®, VMware®, or Linux®
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