[Beowulf] Teaching Scientific Computation (looking for the perfect text)

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Nov 20 16:30:18 EST 2007


On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 02:32:37PM -0600, Nathan Moore wrote:

> The only field I know of in which Fortran is common and vital is
> numerical weather modeling.  Maybe others on the list can disabuse
> me of this notion.

Bioinformatics people thoughty they were all C/C++/Perl -- new field,
none of that legacy stuff, nosir, we're all modern here.

Then they started doing molecular dynamics. And started buying Fortran
compilers. It was funny. Now there are MD packages not in Fortran, but
enough of them wanted to use the Fortran ones...

My corner of astrophysics (numerical hydrodynamics) is mostly Fortran.

-- greg


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