Imperial RSE Meeting, March 2017 - Modern Fortran for Computational Science

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LT311, Huxley Building, Department of Computing

Imperial College London

180 Queen's Gate

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The March 2017 meeting of the Imperial College Research Software Engineering (RSE) Community will take place on Wednesday 22nd March, 16:30 – 18:00 in the Huxley Building, LT311, on the South Kensington Campus. We are pleased to welcome Dr Wadud Miah from Numerical Algorithms Group who will be speaking on modern Fortran.

The agenda is as follows:

16:30 Welcome and Introduction

16:35 Modern Fortran for Computational Science - Dr Wadud Miah, Numerical Algorithms Group

17:30 Networking; Drinks and snacks available


Modern Fortran for Computational Science

Fortran is the dominant programming language of computational science. Codes written in Fortran account for over 80% of CPU cycles on the Archer UK supercomputer service and around 70% of CPU cycles on the top 500 supercomputers in the world. Surveys have shown that a large percentage of the computational community are still using the Fortran 77 standard and uptake on the more modern standards (e.g. 95, 2003 and 2008) are still lagging behind. Anecdotal evidence has shown that scientists are using non-standard compiler specific features which reduces the portability of their codes. This presentation will give an update on the latest Fortran standards to increase the portability and performance of computational codes.

Speaker biography: Wadud Miah completed his PhD at the Aeronautics department at Imperial College and used modern Fortran extensively for his research. He has worked as a computational scientist at various institutions where he used modern Fortran to advance computational science. He now works for the Numerical Algorithms Group as a HPC specialist and is running the Fortran Modernisation Workshop (http://www.nag.co.uk/content/fortran-modernization-workshop).

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LT311, Huxley Building, Department of Computing

Imperial College London

180 Queen's Gate

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SW7 2RH

United Kingdom

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