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CANCELED: Advanced Fortran Programming
Date: 26.03.2019 9:00 - 28.03.2019 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: Sami Ilvonen (CSC) Peter Råback (CSC)
  • free-price-finnish-academics.
  • free-price-others.
The fee covers all materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees.
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 by sending an e-mail to
Additional Information
This course is part of the PRACE Training 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 included in Fortran 2008 standard. In addition, a way to express distributed memory parallelism via Fortran coarrays will be discussed in detail.

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


Solid knowledge on Fortran 95/2003. The concepts discussed in the PATC introduction course Fortran Programming for Scientific Computing should be well-understood. Knowledge on C will also be needed for understanding the topics on the language interoperability. Familiarity with parallel programming with 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: Tuesday, 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: Wednesday, 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: Thursday, 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