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.


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

A detailed program can be found here (PDF) (preliminary)


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


Uwe Küster, Ralf Schneider from HLRS.


Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.


Academic participants (i.e., members of universities or public research institutions) from Europe or PRACE countries: If you register only for Wednesday-Friday, please apply through the PATC web page.
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.


for registration is Mar. 20, 2016 (extended deadline).
Late registrations after the deadline are still possible but maybe with reduced quality of the handouts.


Students and academic participants within PRACE-member-countries:

  • Monday-Tuesday, this is an HLRS course with following fees:
    Students without Diploma/Master: 30 EUR.
    Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 60 EUR.
    Members of German universities and public research institutes: 60 EUR.  
    Members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 EUR.
    Others: see below. 
  • Wednesday-Friday, this course is sponsored by the PRACE PATC program, i.e., there is no course fee if you register only for Wednesday-Friday. In this case, please register through the registration form on the PRACE course 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.

Performance aspects and advanced topics of scientific programming with Fortran are discussed throughout all chapters, i.e., on all days of this course. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to visit all days, although only 3 days are sponsored by the PRACE PATC project (due to limited resources within this project).

All other participants (i.e., not from academia, or from outside PRACE):

  • This course is an HLRS course with following fees:
    Students without Diploma/Master: 40 EUR.
    Members of other universities and public research institutes: 360 EUR.
    Others: 960 EUR.

The course fee includes coffee breaks.


Travel Information and Accommodation

see our How to find us page.


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)
A part of 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 for this part of the course through the PRACE PATC program. For details, see the section about the course fee above.

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.


Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530,
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932,