ES373S17 Rugged Substation Server

VMware Validated Solution

Advance energy modernization. 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. Integrating validated hardware and software—based on open standards—gives utilities a comprehensive, ready-now solution that supports and simplifies their current and evolving development needs, including virtual protection relay applications. Equipped with a VMware Edge Compute Stack and single or dual 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with hardware-enhanced security technologies, this IEC 61850-3-certified server includes critical cybersecurity protections, including data-at-rest encryption, total memory encryption, Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX), and software-defined networking. Intrusion detection services and stateful packet inspection firewalls monitor traffic between virtual servers to identify and prevent cyberattacks.

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
  • Log server for SCADA systems
  • Intrusion detection and monitoring
ES373S17 Rugged Substation Server
  • Single or dual Intel® Xeon® processors
  • Up to 28 cores
  • Seven PCIe slots
  • IEC 61850-3, IEEE1613 certified
  • AC or DC power
  • Up to 768 GB memory
Form Factor 3U
Height 5.25" (13.3cm)
Width 17.5" (44.5cm); EIA-310 rack compliant
Depth 17.0" (43.2 cm)
Weight 35-40 lbs (15.8 - 18.1 kgs); content dependent
CPU Architecture
Single or dual socket Intel Xeon® Scalable processors
Up to 28 cores
Up to seven PCIe slots
4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet, 1x IPMI, 1x VGA
External Bays
Up to nine 2.5" SATA or six NVMe SSDs
Up to 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
Supports Windows 10®, Windows Server 2019®, VMware®, or Linux®
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
Vibration Class 1 vibration endurance test IAW IEC 60255-21-1, Section 4.2.2
Shock Class 1 shock response test IAW IEC 60255-21-2, Section 4.2.1
Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
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
Emissions Radiated FCC Part 15. 109, Class A; conducted FCC Part 15. 107, Class A
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