ONLINE COURSE: Fortran for Scientific Computing

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ONLINE COURSE: Fortran for Scientific Computing


This course will be provided as ONLINE course (using Zoom).

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 90, 95, 2003, 2008 and 2018
Compilers for Fortran and their usage

A detailed program will be provided. For the time being you can find here (PDF) the program from last year (CET time).


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

Please also install the Fortran compiler on your local machine and get access to the Fortran 2018 Standard as a PDF document by following the instructions in this document.


The course language is English.


Uwe Küster. Exercise material also Ralf Schneider from HLRS.

Handout/Course Material (ONLINE COURSES)
Course Material

All course material and the details to access the online course will be provided to the registered and accepted attendees only.


via online registration form

extended Deadline late

for registration is February 6, 2022 (extended deadline).
Late registrations after the deadline are still possible according to course capacity.


Students and academic participants within EU or 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.

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 EU and 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.

Our course fees includes coffee breaks (in classroom courses only).



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.
This course is also provided within the framework of the bwHPC training program.


Lucienne Dettki phone 0711 685 63894,
Lorenzo Zanon phone 0711 685 63824,
Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530,

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