fortran compiler

John Casu casuj at
Fri Oct 27 18:55:53 EDT 2000

> On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Zubin wrote:
> > Can anyone recommend a good fortran compiler for a beowulf cluster?  Absoft,
> > Portland Group?  They both offer cluster solutions also, anyone have
> > comments?
> They're both decent from my limited experiments and feedback from folks
> here that use Fortran. I'd have to rank Portland a bit over Absoft, but
> I don't use Fortran any more myself (unless someone straps a small
> nuclear device to my children and threatens me with detonation) so this
> on the fuzziest of bases.
> One remark of interest is that I had a hard time compiling ATLAS with
> EITHER of them.  ATLAS seems to really want g77, of all things.  Don't
> ask me why.  If I were a more regular fortran user (instead of having
> last willingly used fortran back when it was fortran IV and I hadn't yet
> discovered C) perhaps I could have made either of them work, but...

the easiest way to get atlas to work with pgf77 is to use pgcc 
as your c compiler.  

> I'd talk to Paralogic.  They are moderately engaged with Fortran and
> associated tools and probably can give you very good advice.
>     rgb
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