Nodes are a type of Port in the Norb Network. These consist of minor planets, or terrestrial planets that are not capable of being used as a host. Their lack of widespread life support causes the entire surface to be utilized, with facilities going deep into the ground, and if applicable, ocean. When viewed from space, they are typically thought to resemble giant processors, ecumenopolises, or metallic matrices.
The ultimate goal of a Node is to utilize every square centimeter of space, and once a planet has been completely turned into a Node, there is almost no visible movement on the surface. Once it becomes static, a node is designed to indefinitely provide processing power and energy to itself and all orbiting platforms. At that point, all moving parts are housed underground and perform any needed tasks, such as repair, maintenance, or mining for new resources.