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Advanced Fortran Programming
Date: 26.03.2018 9:00 - 28.03.2018 16:00
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.
Language: english-language
lecturers: Juhani Kataja (CSC)
Pekka Manninen (CSC)

  • free-price-finnish-academics.
  • free-price-others.
The course materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees are free of charge.
The seats are filled in the registration order. If you have registered to this course and you are not able to attend, please cancel your registration in advance.
Additional Information
This course is part of the PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) activity. Please visit the PRACE Training portal for further information about the course. For content please contact, for practicalities


This course covers the modern features of the Fortran programming language. Topics include object-oriented features, language interoperability and several other enhancements available at the Fortran 2008 standard. In addition, a way to express distributed memory parallelism via Fortran coarrays will be discussed in detail.

Learning outcome

The course provides an overview on all the relevant features of Fortran beyond the 95 standard. You also will be able to write parallel programs using the Fortran coarrays concept.


Solid knowledge of Fortran 95/2003. The concepts discussed in the PATC introduction course Fortran Programming for Scientific Computing is the minimum. Knowledge of C will also be needed for understanding topics on language interoperability. Familiarity with parallel programming with the message-passing interface (MPI) standard will be assumed when discussing the Fortran coarrays. In addition, some familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts will be assumed.

Day 1: Monday, March 26

  • 09.00-09.15  Course introduction
  • 09.15-10.00  Useful new features beyond F95
  • 10.00-10.15  Coffee break
  • 10.15-11.00  Advanced topics in Fortran I/O
  • 11.00-11.45  Exercises
  • 11.45-12:00  Working with Fortran compilers
  • 12.00-13.00  Lunch break
  • 13.00-14.00  Interoperability with C
  • 14.00-14.45  Exercises
  • 14.45-15.00  Coffee break
  • 15.00-16.00  Exercises

Day 2: Tuesday, March 27

  • 09.00-09.45  Introduction to Fortran coarrays
  • 09.45-10.00  Coffee break
  • 10.00-11.15  Exercises
  • 11.15-12.00  More coarray features
  • 12.00-13.00  Lunch break
  • 13.00-14.00  Exercises
  • 14.00-14.45  Advanced topics in coarrays
  • 14.45-15.00  Coffee break
  • 15.00-16.00  Exercises

Day 3: Wednesday, March 28

  • 09.00-10.00  Additional capabilities of Fortran types, procedure pointers
  • 10.00-10.15  Coffee break
  • 10.15-11.00  Exercises
  • 11.00-12.00  Type extensions, type-bound procedures
  • 12.00-13.00  Lunch break
  • 13.00-14.00  Exercises
  • 14.00-14.45  More complex data structures with Fortran
  • 14.45-15.00  Coffee break
  • 15.00-16.00  Exercises