NotOnlyFLOPs’ is an educational initiative that originated from the experience of training a new team every year since 2015 to participate in one of the most important international competitions for cluster computing in Germany. This educational experience goes beyond the competition itself, and in 2023, it included a "winter school" that attracted 30 undergraduate students who were able to discover the scientific activities carried out at BSC and work with Marenostrum. The driving forces behind this initiative are the advisors who are researchers in the Computer Science department at BSC.


The main objectives are:

  * provide a rigorous parallel computing background driven by the experience;

  * transmit enthusiasm for research and technological challenges;

  * learn on a friendly, respectful and inclusive environment;

  * give visibility to the research and technological activities carried on at BSC;

  * attract talented students for internship, thesis or junior job openings.