World’s Smallest, Fully-Rugged ServeR Computer with Vast I/O Expansion


Intel® Xeon® D CPU 20 Cores @ 3.1GHz, 128GB RAM


NVIDIA® RTX-A4500 5K CUDA® Cores +384 Tensor Cores @ 18TFLOPS


Dual 100GigE w/DMA
Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 w/100W power each


5G Cell / Wi-Fi-6 / BT5 /
HD-GPS / Dual MIL-STD1553


  • Highest SWaP and performance available in a rugged server

  • Ultra-small at 6”x4.75”x2” and 2.1lbs.

  • Intel® Xeon® D with 20 cores and 30MB of Smart Cache

  • Operating at 2.0GHz with 3.1GHz Turbo

  • Embedded CPU roadmap for long life cycle

  • Up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM with ECC

  • Up to 4TB native high-performance SSD

  • Up to 64TB high-performance SSD w/RAID/RDMA (RMC-50)

  • 2x Thunderbolt™ 4 ports each with 100W power delivery

  • NVIDIA® RTX-A4500 GPU (RMC-100)

    - Provides 5888 CUDA® and 384 Tensor cores

    - 16GB GDDR6 x256-bit RAM 512GB/sec Bandwidth

    - Up to 17.66TFLOPS FP-32 performance

  • 3x M.2 I/O expansion sites for Wi-Fi®/Bluetooth®/Cell/GPS

  • System I/O port with USB/COM/GPIO/SAM™ I/O

  • Shock, Temperature and Tamper sensors

  • 8x tri-color LEDs for status and messaging

  • Single +20VDC power operation

  • Dual fan control w/ tachometer for external cooling via PMB


  • Fully-sealed, submersible and conduction cooled

  • Stackable, modular, interlocking enclosures (pat. pending)

  • Rugged “QuadroLock™” wedgelocks secure systems together or in a separate chassis (pat. pending)

  • Fully-rugged high speed 40 Gbps connectors (pat. pending)

  • Ultra-small, fully rugged “Smart” 700W power connector with ultra-low EMI (pat. pending)

  • Connectors for dual 100GbE fiber, 2x Thunderbolt™ 4,
    System I/O, 8x Antennas, 4x Coax video and Service port

  • BMC with video, COM, USB, GPIO

  • IPMI Gigabit Ethernet Port

  • Self-retaining dust caps for each I/O connector


  • Over 30 Rugged Mezzanine Carriers (RMC) for easy system customization and expansion

  • Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) w/ IPMI

  • MIL-STD-1275 Power Supply with Boost and 50m/s hold

  • 2x Isolated Thunderbolt™ 4 power for each port at 100W

  • UPS backup Power Supply for hours of operation

  • External cooling with sealed fans for wearable applications

  • Over ten X9 support modules (Switch, Storage, I/O, AI etc.)

  • Mounting plates with or without radiators for flexible mounting

  • Available in low cost industrial grade or fully rugged (R5)

  • Fiber Thunderbolt™ 4 (LightBolt™) connectors delivering 100W power up to 50 meters


The X9 SPIDER Server Computer is a breakthrough in technology and contains many industry firsts in hardware, mechanical, interconnect and thermal innovations. With over 26 patents pending, it’s ultra-small, high performance, space optimized CPU board, I/O bandwidth (455Gbps) and it’s unique stackable mechanical design, X9 modules can be configured into any system imaginable.

Featuring the world’s first rugged (IP67) 40 Gbps connectors which provide 100W of power up to 50 meters, the X9’s power delivery, management and density is unmatched in today’s market. Its unique design utilizes patented RuggedCool™ technology to provide four-sided cooling for balanced heat transfer and low thermal gradient for full operation at up to +85°C.

The CPU is the Intel® Xeon® D processor features 20 cores operating @ 3.1GHz in Turbo mode or 2.0GHz in nominal mode with 30MB of Smart Cache and up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM via two SODIMMs with ECC operating at 3200MT/s. The graphics engine and two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports provide up to four 8K video streams. The Thunderbolt™ 4 ports are capable of daisy chain and provide 100W of DC power up to 50m. It provides 32 PCIe Gen4 lanes and 16 PCIe Gen3 lanes. The X9 Host takes full advantage of this bandwidth via Rugged Mezzanine Carriers (RMC) and High Speed I/O devices.

The Xeon® D has two 100GigE which utilize Intel Hardware DMA (RDMA/RoCE v2), allowing network data to be transferred to/from memory without CPU utilization and 24 PCIe Gen4 lanes which are also under DMA control. When interfaced with M.2 storage devices, it provides full featured RAID (VROC) controllers with DMA support for unmatched storage performance.

The GPU is NVIDIA’s flagship GPU RTX-A4500 MXM module. The A4500 occupies the RMC-100 site and provides 5888 CUDA® cores, 184 Tensor cores and 40 RT cores. The CUDA® cores support 17.66TFLOPS FP-32 performance, Tensor cores support an incredible 189.2TFLOPS and RT cores at 46.2TFLOPS. The RTX-A4500 supports 16GB of GDDR-6 organized by 256-bit and operates at 1.3GHz for 512GB/s transfer rates.

The CPU is directly connected to the GPU via 8 lanes of PCIe Gen4 for a 128GB/sec transfer rate. This kind of performance and network functionality is only found in full, 1U/2U Rack-mount servers. It provides up to four 100GigE ports via quad optical transceivers. The transceivers are extremely small, rugged connectors unlike the QSF connectors used in the industry.

Perhaps the greatest advantage of the X9 connectivity feature is the two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports. Each port provides 40 Gbps of I/O to displays, network and peripherals which can be unlimitedly daisy chained while providing 100W to power to peripherals such as Displays, Disk Drives and I/O up to 50 meters away. These amazing features of open architecture have never been possible before in such a small, lightweight system.


  • SWaP-E:

    World’s smallest, fully-rugged Server Computer

  • Size:

    6” x 4.75” x 2”

  • Weight:

    2.1 lbs.

  • Power:

    Configurable to 100W or less “no Power Delivery”
    110/220 VAC (60 Hz) option available

  • MIL-STD:

    MIL-STD: MIL-STD-810, MIL-S-901, MIL-STD-461, 
    DO-160, optional MIL-STD-704

  • Temperature:

    Operates over extended temp -40°C to +85°C


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