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. (This course has the same content as the course in spring.)

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


The course language is German. The slides are in English.


Uwe Küster, Ralf Schneider from HLRS.


via online registration form
Please book Course 2015-FTN2, "ALL DAYS" if you want to book all parts.


for registration is Nov. 08, 2015


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,"Modern Fortran explained".


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.
HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC-C5.
This course is provided within the framework of the bwHPC-C5 user Support. This course is not part of the PATC curriculum and is not sponsored by the PATC program.

Local Organizer

Rolf Rabenseifner
phone 0711 685 65530

Joerg Hertzer
phone 0711 685 65932

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.
The MPI-1 part of the course is based on the MPI course developed by the EPCC Training and Education Centre, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.
If you want, you may also buy copies of the standards MPI-3.0 (Hardcover, 17 Euro) and OpenMP (about 12 Euro).
An older version of this course with most of the material (including the audio information) can also be viewed in the ONLINE Parallel Programming Workshop.

Further courses

Shortcut-URLs of this course:


Rolf Rabenseifner
phone 0711 685 65530

Joerg Hertzer
phone 0711 685 65932