ONLINE COURSE: Fortran for Scientific Computing

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ONLINE COURSE: Fortran for Scientific Computing


Sep 17: Due to corona virus, we'll provide this course as an ONLINE course (using Zoom).

This course is dedicated to scientists and students to learn (sequential) programming with Fortran for 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, encourages the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.

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


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) (CET time, preliminary)


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


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


Uwe Küster, Ralf Schneider and Dmitry Khabi from HLRS.

Course Material
Course Material

All course material and the details to access the online course will be provided to the registered and accepted attendees only.
For course participants only: Link to the exercises (password protected).

Literature and Textbooks

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

Exercises on your Computer

Please be aware that you need gfortran on your computer:

  • On your Linux machine, Fortran is installed as part of gcc.
  • To install gfortran on your Windows-computer, please go to the URL 
    and download the latest weekly snapshot as a self-extracting file in the 32-bit or the 64-bit version.
    The name is (e.g., in Dec. 2020) "gcc-10-20200405-64.exe" < > 
    The name and version may change every few days.
    Download this file and execute it. You might need administrator privileges. After finishing the installation, please open a "cmd" window. In the window type in:
       gfortran -v
    You should see as last line
       gfortran version <version number> <some additional data>


via online registration form

Extended Deadline with Late Registration

for registration is November 22, 2020 (extended deadline).
Late registrations after the deadline are still possible but maybe with reduced quality of the handouts.


Students without Diploma/Master: 40 EUR
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 90 EUR
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 90 EUR
Members of universities and public research institutes within EU or PRACE member countries: 180 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.
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.


Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530, 
Lorenzo Zanon phone 0711 685 63824,

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