Fortran for Scientific Computing

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Fortran for Scientific Computing


This course is dedicated to 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.


Academic participants (i.e., members of universities or public research institutions) from Europe or PRACE countries: Please apply through the PATC web page. After your registration, you will receive an automated "congratulation"-email about your successful registration. This email implies that you have a guaranteed seat in the course and you should organize your travel.
All other participants (not from academia, or from outside Europe), or if the PATC web page is temporarily unavailable, please apply through this online registration form
Course number is 2015-FTN1.


for registration is Feb. 22, 2015 (extended deadline).


Members of German universities and public research institutes: none.
Members of universities and public research institutes within Europe or PRACE: 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).


HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in Feb. 2012. The mandate for the PATCs is as follows: "The PRACE Advanced Training Centres will serve as European hubs of advanced, world-class training for researchers working in the computational sciences." (see D3.2.3)
This course is a PATC course, see also the PRACE Training Portal and Events. For participants from public research institutions in PRACE countries, the course fee is sponsored through the PRACE PATC program.

HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC-C5.
This course is also provided within the framework of the bwHPC-C5 user Support.

Literature and Textbooks

Participants will receive a free copy of the slides.
Recommended book: Michael Metcalf, John Reid, Malcom Cohen, "Modern Fortran explained".

Cancelation Policy

If you cannot come to the course, please send an email to the organizer as soon as possible. This would allow us to accept additional participants from the waiting-list. There is no cancelation fee.
NO-SHOW: Registered persons that do not cancel and do not show up without any reasons are blocked for the next year on any of our workshops (because it is too expensive to produce unused copies of the slides for them).


Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.

Further courses

Shortcut-URL of this course:
and PATC web page:


Rolf Rabenseifner
phone 0711 685 65530

Joerg Hertzer
phone 0711 685 65932