Fortran for Scientific Computing

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Fortran for Scientific Computing


This course is dedicated for scientists and students to learn (sequential) programming with Fortran of scientific applications. The course teaches newest Fortran standards. Hands-on sessions will allow users to immediately test and understand the language constructs. This workshop provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.

General Information


Fortran syntax overview
- Basics - Program units - Dynamic data - IO
Obsolete features of Fortran
Fortran intrinsics
Multiple source files
Optimisation of single processor performance
Features of Fortran 2003 and 2008
Coarray Fortran
Compilers for Fortran and their usage




Uwe Küster, Ralf Schneider from HLRS, and Harald Klimach from GRS, RWTH Aachen


via online registration form.


for registration is Feb. 11, 2012 (extended deadline, the course is almost fully booked)


Members of German universities and public research institutes: none,
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 EUR
Others: 400 EUR (includes food and drink at coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)


Familiarity with Linux and Linux editors is recommended.
Basics/principles of programming (in any language).
Basic mathematics (integration and differentiation).

Literature and Textbooks

Participants will receive a free copy of the slides.
Recommended book: Michael Metcalf, John Reid, Malcom Cohen,"Fortran 95/2003 explained".
Well readable introduction in German: Günter Schmitt, "Fortran 90 Kurs".
The RRZN Handbook "Fortran 95" is sold at the course (or by RUS): 10 Euro.

Local Organizer

Rolf Rabenseifner
phone 0711 685 65530