Thales introduces the PowerNode 3, a single/dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 high-end computing node designed for applications requiring real-time data and signal processing, including sonar, radar, medical imaging, and vision systems. The node features dual and single processors, each equipped with a 2 MB L3 cache and 2 MB private SRAM, linked via a 133 MHz Avignon host bridge. Up to 1 GB onboard SDRAM is accessible at the local speed of 133 MHz. The board provides twin PMC slots. This device is designed for connectivity, with an ALMA2e VME-PCI bridge that enables 2eSST data transfers up to 180 MB/s for VME board interconnection. The node has a typical draw of 30 W for dual CPU configuration.