Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Workshop - "Fortran Modernisation Workshop"

The three day computational science-centric practical hands on workshop is aimed at Fortran programmers who want to write modern code, or modernize existing codes, to make it more readable and maintainable by encouraging good software engineering practices. Adopting good software practices makes codes more amenable to optimization and parallelization, and the path to making it a community code a whole lot easier.

Topics will include:

  • Software engineering for computational science;
  • Modern Fortran standards and how to write optimized and efficient Fortran;
  • NetCDF and HDF5 scientific file formats for data sharing in Fortran;
  • GNU Automake to automate the build process;
  • pFUnit unit testing framework for testing Fortran codes;
  • Doxygen for Fortran code documentation;
  • Git version control for collaborative code development;
  • In-memory visualisation using PLplot in Fortran;
  • IEEE Floating Point Exception Handling
  • Software verification and portability using the NAG Fortran Compiler
  • Fortran interoperability with C, Python and R;
  • Introduction to parallelism for Fortran;
  • Fortran code verification using the CamFort tool;
  • Object oriented programming in Fortran 2003.

Place: Room C1001, Building C1, Campus Nord Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), C/ Gran Capità, S/N 08034, Barcelona, Spain

Dates: 24/07/2017-26/07/2017 (9-18h)

Note: This course is provided free of charge to all confirmed participants. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Attendees must bring a laptop with WiFi capabilities in order to connect to the server for the exercises. The laptop can have either Linux or Windows, and if Windows please ensure that MobaXterm (link is external) is installed.

Futher information and registration