Fortran for Scientific Computing

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

This course is dedicated to scientists and students to learn (sequential) programming of scientific applications with Fortran. The course teaches the 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 from beginners' to advanced level, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves and with the instructors.

 

Location

This hybrid event will take place online and at
HLRS, University of Stuttgart
Nobelstraße 19
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Room 0.439 / Rühle Saal
Location and nearby accommodations

Start date

Dec 11, 2023
08:30

End date

Dec 15, 2023
15:30

Language

English

Entry level

Basic

Course subject areas

Programming Languages for Scientific Computing

Topics

Code Optimization

Fortran

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Prerequisites and content levels

Prerequisites:
  • 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: 18 hours
  • Advanced: 2 hours

Learn more about course curricula and content levels.

Instructors

Uwe Küster (former HLRS and one of the main experts in Germany on the Fortran Standard), Lorenzo Zanon and Ralf Schneider (HLRS).

Agenda

Topics to be covered in this course include:

  • Fortran syntax overview
    • Basics
    • Program units, modules, procedures
    • Dynamic data
    • Input and Output
  • Fortran intrinsics
  • Obsolete features of Fortran
  • Multiple source files
  • Compilers for Fortran and their usage
  • Optimization of single processor performance
  • Features of Fortran 2003, 2008 and 2018

Please find the program of the course here. All times CET.

Handout

Registered participants will get a pdf of the slides and a link to the exercises.

Literature and Textbooks

Michael Metcalf, John Reid, Malcom Cohen: "Modern Fortran explained" (ISBN: 978-0-19-881189-3).

HLRS concept for on-site courses

Besides the content of the training itself, an important aspect of this event is the scientific exchange among the participants. We try to facilitate such communication by

  • a social event on the evening of the first course day,
  • offering common coffee and lunch breaks and
  • working together in groups of two during the exercises.

Lunch Breaks

We plan to have lunch in the unversity's canteen (Mensa Stuttgart-Vaihingen, have a look at their menu online). Two other near possibilities for lunch are on all days:

We will update this information if opening times etc. change and inform you more precisely before the course starts.

Hybrid course

This course will be hybrid, i.e. it will take place at HLRS on-site but it will also be possible to attend online. Participants, online as well as on-site, have to be aware and agree that they might appear in the live video stream taken by a camera in the back of the lecture room or by a webcam on laptops. The live stream will not be saved. We strongly recommend to attend this course on-site since on-site attendance is much more effective and efficient in our experience. Therefore we might give priority to on-site over online participants during registration.

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 November 26, 2023 (extended registration phase).

Late registrations after the registration phase are still possible according to the course capacity.

Fees

  • Students without master’s degree or equivalent: 40 Euro
  • PhD students or employees at a German university or public research institute: 90 Euro
  • PhD students or employees at a university or public research institute in an EU, EU-associated or PRACE country other than Germany: 180 Euro
  • PhD students or employees at a university or public research institute outside of EU, EU-associated or PRACE countries: 360 Euro
  • Other participants, e.g., from industry, other public service providers, or government: 960 Euro

Link to the EU and EU-associated (Horizon Europe), and PRACE countries.

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

Contact

Lucienne Dettki phone 0711 685 63894, dettki(at)hlrs.de
Lorenzo Zanon phone 0711 685 63824, lorenzo.zanon(at)hlrs.de
Training organization team training@hlrs.de

 

HLRS Training Collaborations in HPC

HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), together with JSC in Jülich and LRZ in Garching near Munich. EuroCC@GCS is the German National Competence Centre (NCC) for High-Performance Computing. HLRS is also a member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC.

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

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See the training overview and the Supercomputing Academy pages.

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