27-28 July 2017
University of Cambridge
Europe/London timezone

Modern Fortran

This course provides an introduction to Modern Fortran, which contains many powerful features that make it a suitable language for programming scientific, engineering and numerical applications. Familiarity with a Unix or Linux environment is assumed. The course is open to all, but is mainly targeted at existing ARCHER users.

Details

Fortran 90/95 is a modern and efficient general purpose programming language, particularly suited to numeric and scientific computation. The language offers advanced array support, and is complimented by a wealth of numerical libraries. Many large scale computing facilities offer heavily optimised Fortran compilers, making Fortran suitable for the most demanding computational tasks.

Topics include: fundamentals, program control, input and output, variables, procedures, modules, arrays.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand and develop modularised Fortran programs.
  • Compile and run Fortran programs on ARCHER.

Prerequisites

The are no prerequisites for this course, although a familiarity with a Unix or Linux environment is assumed.

Timetable

Details are subject to change, but start, end and break times will stay the same.

Day 1

  • 09:30 LECTURE: Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • 11:00 BREAK: Coffee
  • 11:30 PRACTICAL: Hello world, formatting, simple input
  • 12:30 BREAK: Lunch
  • 13:30 LECTURE: Logical Operations and Control Constructs
  • 14:30 PRACTICAL: Numeric manipulation
  • 15:30 BREAK: Tea
  • 16:00 LECTURE: Arrays
  • 17:00 PRACTICAL: Arrays
  • 17:30 CLOSE

Day 2

  • 09:30 PRACTICAL: Arrays (cont'd)
  • 10:15 LECTURE: Procedures
  • 11:15 BREAK: Coffee
  • 11:45 PRACTICAL: Procedures
  • 12:45 BREAK: Lunch
  • 13:45 LECTURE: Modules and Derived Types
  • 15:15 BREAK: Tea
  • 15:45 PRACTICAL: Modules, Types, Portability
  • 17:00 CLOSE

Course Materials

To follow

Location

The course will take place in University of Cambridge

Questions?

If you have any questions please contact the ARCHER Helpdesk.

Starts 27 Jul 2017 09:00
Ends 28 Jul 2017 17:30
Europe/London
University of Cambridge
Phoenix Teaching room 1
University of Cambridge Phoenix Teaching room 1: https://training.cam.ac.uk/ucs/venue/3
This course is part-funded by the PRACE project and is free to all. Please register using the online form. If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or contact epcc-support@epcc.ed.ac.uk.