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Advanced Fortran Programming
Date: 31.03.2016 9:00 - 02.04.2016 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)
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. You may cancel your attendance in 5 business days prior the course.
Additional Information
This course is part of the PRACE Advanced Training Centre activity, please visit the PRACE Training portal for further information about the course.


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. Also an introduction to a way to express distributed memory parallelism via Fortran coarrays will be presented.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course you will be able to write and understand the modern features of Fortran 2008 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 course Introduction to Fortran Programming is the bare minimum. Knowledge of C will also be needed for understanding topics on language interoperability. Some familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts will be assumed.


Day 1: Wednesday, March 30

09.00-09.30  Course introduction
09.30-10.00  Useful new features beyond F95
10.00-10.15  Coffee break
10.15-11.00  Useful new features beyond F95 (cont.)
11.00-12.00  Exercises
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: Thursday, March 31

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: Friday, April 1

09.00-10.00  Types and 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  Advanced object-oriented Fortran
14.45-15.00  Coffee break
15.00-16.00  Exercises