Leaderboard Apex GMS


Rugged Server and NAS with Intel® Xeon® D and Removable Drive Canister

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Computing Features
- Intel® Xeon® processor D with up to 16 Cores (12 Cores standard); up to 12MB of Cache (D-15xx)
- Up to 64GB of DDR4 memory with ECC
- Optional fixed M.2 SSD for OS boot (optional encrypt/secure erase/write-protect)
- One removable, fully sealed SSD canister with over 20,000 insertion cycles
- Canister includes up to four 2.5” SATA or NVMe SSDs (optional encrypt/secure erase/write-protect)
- Canister drive bay is sealed even when canister is removed
- Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x/VT-d2) and Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)

I/O and Expansion Options
- Two 10Gigabit Ethernet ports (Copper)
- Three Gigabit Ethernet ports with TCP/IP offloading for system management
- Three USB 3.0 ports
- Four USB 2.0 ports
- Two Serial ports with RS-232/422/485 options
- One DVI/VGA port
- Eight buffered Digital I/O (DIO) lines
- Two SAM™ sites for custom I/O (MIL-STD-1553, Wi-Fi/BT, GPS, etc.)
- 32MB flash BIOS with optional write-protect/secure erase and battery-less operation
- Real Time Clock (RTC) with field-replaceable battery
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 for secure operation
- Panic support for system Zeroize via Secure Erase of mass storage and BIOS (optional)

SWaP-E (Size, Weight and Power – Efficiency)
- Industry’s highest computing density, cores, RAM and storage in one footprint
- Ultra-low SWaP at 5.4” x 6.5” x 3.5”, @ 7 lbs. and as low as 70W
- MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-S-901D, DO-160D, MIL-STD-461E, IP66 compliant
- Operates up to extended temp -40°C to +85°C (Optional)
- Available in ruggedization levels R1-R5


The S2002-C4 “Seahawk II” is an 8 to 16-core Xeon® D server intended for military/defense/aerospace with greatest SWaP-Efficiency (SWaP-E) on the market due to its compact size and robust computing and I/O performance. With the onboard 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, Seahawk II is an ideal forwardly-deployed vehicle-mounted battlefield server that offers greatest reliability in the smallest packaging. Seahawk II can also be used in industrial and commercial platforms since it has server-class performance, exceptional I/O capabilities and removable storage. It can be mounted virtually anywhere—including on telephone poles and powered by solar panels to form an outside surveillance server or Internet-of-Things (IoT) Intelligent Gateway. The S2002-C4 is fully compliant to MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-S-901D, DO-160D, MIL-STD-461E and has ingress protection up to IP66. This system may also be ordered from the factory with operating systems such as Windows® or Linux® pre-installed.


Application Examples

Air Force

Airborne: Red/Black LAN; crew stations; in-flight servers; mission planning database; SIGINT/ELINT processing; mission payload UAS/UCAV: weapons & payload processing; removable storage

Airborne: mission planning database + LAN

Ground: SIPR/NIPR Red/Black tactical, mobile LAN; dual rugged server/router

Assault/amphibious: redundant mission planning server; database; Red/Black workstation LAN

Shipboard: ADNS Red/Black LAN; secure server; removable data; data processing; Ethernet switch


Application Examples


HIPAA doctor/patient isolated LAN; field-deployable dual server for mobile LAN; removable on-site data storage
Oil and Gas

Dual mobile vehicle LAN, Ethernet switches; common/secure isolated wellhead-based field LAN; local data log storage and processing; optional explosion-proof

Dual mobile vehicle LANs; pole-mounted field server(s); harsh environment data logging; IP surveillance N/DVR; LAN traffic aggregator

Dual mobile vehicle LANs; jobsite-redundant servers with storage; high-performance server for portable/local instrumentation and data log

SB2002-XVC4 “Peacock II” - Technical Specifications and Options

Ruggedization Level

From R1-R5 [Note: Temp range up to -40°C to +85°C]


1st Gen Intel® Xeon® D up to 16-Core Broadwell-DE (D-15xx)


Monolithic SoC. Processor and PCH are combined into a single IC


16GB / 32GB / 64GB ECC 1600MHz DDR4

Embedded Graphics

No embedded graphics

Dedicated Graphics

Silicon Image SM750

Fixed Storage

mSATA 120GB / 240GB / 480GB / 960GB SSD

Hardware Write Protect, Secure Erase and Encryption options available

Removable Storage
(Market Availability)

2.5” SATA SSD 120GB / 240GB / 480GB / 960GB+

Hyperboloid Rugged Interface, Hardware Write Protect and Secure Erase available

Hardware Write Protect (HWP) – lose 1 GPIO pin per SSD

WP – No Loss

Hardware Secure Erase (HSE) –

Lose 1 GPIO per SSD

SE – No Loss (Software)

Encryption with AES 356, FIPS 140-2 and FIPS-197 available

I/O Ports

Display Output

One VGA and four DisplayPort outputs

USB 3.0

Three ports


Two ports (RS-232/422/485 options)


Eight bi-directional pins


Three Gigabit ports and Two 10Gigabit ports


Mic In / Line Out

Expansion I/O - Special Application Module (SAMTM) Site

SAM I/O Sites - 38999 Interface

(Up to 2 SAMTM Sites)


(1Tx / 2 Rx)

(6 Pins)

A/D Converter

(8 Pins)

Dual Channel CANBus

(8 Pins)

Dual Redundant 1553

(8 Pins)

Dual-Dual Redundant 1553

(9 Pins )


(6 Pins)

SAM I/O Sites - SMA Interface

(Up to 2 SAMTM Sites)


Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth

RS170 Frame Grabber

Custom I/O: If a solution is not listed, GMS will qualify a PCIe-mini card solution to determine feasibility.



SSMA or Custom

Other Options

Operating System Support

(Contact Sales for OS support older than the latest)

Microsoft Windows 7, 10, Server 2012 R2 (32/64 bit)

Linux: Red Hat 6.7+, CentOS 7.2+, Debian 8.4+, Fedora 23+, Ubuntu 16.04+

Custom: VMWare ESXi 5.x and 6.x

General Description

As a member of the “Server Room in a Box” family of Xeon® D-based small form factor products, the S2002-C4 “Seahawk II” is an ultra-rugged, small, lightweight server and NAS system with up to 16 CPU cores and a removable drive canister. It is designed to provide the highest level of server performance possible in a fully ruggedized, conduction-cooled, sealed system, operating from -40°C to +85°C. This system architecture simplifies deployable MIL-SPEC technology by integrating processing, high capacity storage and high speed I/O in a small, ultra-rugged enclosure with the greatest possible performance per dollar and per watt.

The S2002-C4 supports the latest, most power-efficient Intel® Xeon® processor D with Hyper-Threading for a total of up to 16 physical cores (32 logical cores) operating up to 1.5GHz and having the ability to Turbo Boost up to 2.1GHz. To harvest this incredible CPU performance, the CPU is coupled with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM organized in two banks with ECC support (2-bit error detection and 1-bit error correction). All these Xeon® D cores coupled with Seahawk II’s I/O can be used to create multiple virtual machines (VMs) allowing a single Seahawk II system to replace up to 32 separate single-processor systems.

The I/O subsystem on the S2002-C4 is designed to accommodate a wide array of standard and custom I/O functions. There are two 10Gigabit Ethernet ports, three Gigabit Ethernet ports, three USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, eight buffered digital I/O lines, one RGB video port (VGA/DVI), and two Serial ports with RS-232/422/485 options. Expansion options include two SAM™ I/O sites (Special Application Module) for custom I/O such as Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, GPS, Quad Video capture, CANbus, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, and more. SAM I/O offers legacy system interfaces as well as the ability to add future upgrades.

The Seahawk II also offers the most secure storage subsystem possible. It supports up to 32MB BIOS Flash with hardware-write protect and secure erase. The onboard fixed M.2 boot device and removable 2.5” SATA or NVMe SSD canister provides optional hardware write-protect, ATA Secure Erase and encryption functions. The S2002-C4 can optionally support FIPS-140-2 and FIPS-197 encryption standards for ultra-secure data storage. These data security functions, along with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 and Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), make the Seahawk II the smallest and most secure multi-domain system on the market.

Seahawk II’s canister is designed for removable data collection and/or recording from sensors, video feeds, network interfaces and other onboard I/O. Equipped with up to four SATA or NVMe (PCI Express) drives, Intel® RST software RAID can be employed for reliability or striping, or the drives can be written to independently. When removed, the drive bay remains closed, maintaining EMI and moisture integrity inside the box. Maximum storage capacity is currently 8 TB and is market dependent.

Technology Used

The Seahawk II utilizes the latest Intel® Xeon® processor D CPU, which Intel® slots between the Xeon® E3 and Xeon® E5 server processors. Xeon® processor D is ideal for microservers and embedded platforms, boasting up to 12 cores/24 threads (16 cores in commercial temperature) and advanced thermal management. The Xeon® D supports Hyper-Threading for a total of 24 logical cores (32 logical cores in commercial temperature) and supports 18MB of cache shared among the cores. The processor clocks up to 1.5GHz per core (12-core version) with Turbo Boosting up to 2.1GHz. On Seahawk II, the Xeon® D CPU also supports 64GB of DDR4 RAM with ECC. The Xeon® D processor is considered the most powerful per-watt server class processor on the market, with many added power-saving features. It also boasts Xeon® E5 server class RAS features like PCIe hot-plug and CMCI. Xeon® processor D also contains security functions such as Intel’s second-generation Virtualization Technology VT-x and Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). The Xeon® D platform supports PCI Express Gen3, USB 3.0 and SATA 3 for the highest performance possible on a server platform.



The Seahawk II system is equipped with GMS’s patent-pending RuggedCool technology, the industry’s most unique conduction cooling system promising system operation over -40°C to +85°C. RuggedCoolprovides the lowest thermal resistance to the case, keeping the CPU within temperature limits at full load, while still providing the highest shock specifications known in the industry. The S2002-C4 is a stand-alone, fan-less system and should be mounted directly to a metal cold plate surface that provides a reliable conductive thermal path.

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