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Mon Dec 29 11:33:23 EST 2008
In message from Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu> (Mon, 29 Dec
2008 09:01:21 -0600):
>As for Fortran vs C, "real scientists program in Fortran. Real Old
>Scientists program in Fortran-66. Carbon-dated scientists can still
>recall IBM FORTRAN-G and -H."
:-) I didn't check, but may be I just have Fortran-G and H on my PC -
as a part of free Turnkey MVS distribution working w/(free) Hercules
emulator for IBM mainframes.
>Actually, a number of our mathematicians use C for their codes, but
>don't seem to be doing much more than theoretical codes. The guys
>who're wwriting/rewriting practical codes (weather models,
>computational chemistry, reservoir simulations in solid earth) seem
> to stick to Fortran here.
Our group works in area of computational chemistry, and of course we
write the programs on Fortran (95) :-) But I'm afraid that we'll start
here the new cycle of "religious language war" :-)
Computer Assistance to Chemical Research Center
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
>Jeff Layton wrote:
>> I hate to tangent (hijack?) this subject, but I'm curious about your
>> class poll. Did the people who were interested in Matlab consider
>> *From:* Joe Landman <landman at scalableinformatics.com>
>> *To:* Jeff Layton <laytonjb at att.net>
>> *Cc:* Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu>; Beowulf Mailing List
>> <beowulf at beowulf.org>
>> *Sent:* Saturday, December 27, 2008 11:11:20 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [Beowulf] Hadoop
>> N.B. the recent MPI class we gave suggested that we need to re-tool
>> to focus more upon Fortran than C. There was no interest in Java
>> the class I polled. Some researchers want to use Matlab for their
>> but most university computing facilities are loathe to spend the
>> to get site licenses for Matlab. Unfortunate, as Matlab is a very
>> tool (been playing with it first in 1988 ...) its just not fast.
>> folks at Interactive Supercomputing might be able to help with this
>> their compiler.
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