Fortran for Scientific Computing

Photo of scientists participating in a training course in HLRS's Ruehle Saal
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.



Online course
Organizer: HLRS, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Start date

Feb 21, 2022

End date

Feb 25, 2022



Entry level


Course subject areas

Programming Languages for Scientific Computing



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Prerequisites and content levels

  • Familiarity with Linux and Linux editors is recommended.
  • Basics/principles of programming (in any language).
  • Basic mathematics (integration and differentiation)
Content levels:
  • Basic: 13 hours
  • Intermediate: 13 hours
  • Advanced: 7 hours

Learn more about course curricula and content levels.



Uwe Küster and Ralf Schneider (Head, Department of Numerical Libraries, HLRS)


Topics to be covered in this course include:
  • 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, 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).


Each participant will get a pdf of the slides.

Before the course starts

Please 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.

Registration information

Register via the button at the top of this page.
We encourage you to register to the waiting list if the course is full. Places might become available.

Registration closes on February 6, 2022 (extended deadline).

Late registrations after the deadline are still possible according to the course capacity, possibly with reduced quality of the handout.


  • 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).


Lucienne Dettki phone 0711 685 63894, dettki(at)
Lorenzo Zanon phone 0711 685 63824, zanon(at)


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.

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.

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

Further courses

See the training overview and the Supercomputing Academy pages.

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