This idea just makes my inner nerd shiver with glee.
There they sit, side by side, in the downstairs portion of ORNL’s National Center for Computational Sciences, two of the three fastest computers in the world. Jaguar is No. 1 and Kraken No. 3 on the recently released Top500 list.
Both are Cray XT5 systems, virtually identical except that Jaguar has more cabinets and a different decorating scheme. It would be easy enough to plug the two petascale systems together and run them as one, offering a theoretical capability that would simply blow the socks off anything seen yet.