Fortran Programming Tools under Linux
The Fortran programming language is reasonably well supported in the Linux environment. Furthermore, a variety of high-quality programming tools and libraries provide a capability that, when coupled with all the features of Linux, makes for a potent programming platform for engineers and scientists.
In the future we can expect a robust g77 compiler with debugger support, continued improvement in existing support libraries, and release of new Fortran tools. Perhaps even more exciting is work being done by the Linux-Lab Project. This project is developing drivers to support acquisition of laboratory and field data using Linux. Higher-level interface to most hardware devices will be via C language libraries, which (we hope) will also be callable from our Fortran programs.
So take the plunge, you Fortran fanatics! It will be an exciting adventure!
Thanks to Tony Dalrymple, Rod Sobey, and Gary Howell for helpful comments on this article.
Dr. Steven Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a senior research engineer at the Coastal Engineering Research Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. His research activities focus on water wave kinematics, scour at breakwaters, and laboratory methodologies. He switched to Linux in October 1994 (kernel 1.1.54), but he admits to writing his first Fortran program over 25 years ago using FORTRAN 66 (or maybe that was FORTRAN 1.0?). Cycling and two teenage daughters keep Steve and his wife fit and frenzied, respectively.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
Join Linux Journal's Mike Diehl and Pat Cameron of Help Systems.
Free to Linux Journal readers.Register Now!
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide