Open Source Fortran – 15 November 2018


At this evening meeting in Manchester, we’ll be welcoming three experts in open source Fortran.  This is a joint meeting with the BCS Fortran Specialist Group hosted by BCS Manchester Regional Group.  Venue TBC from 6-8pm.

Registration link: TBC

Each talk will last 30 minutes and include plenty of time for questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

We shall be videoing the talks for later posting on YouTube for those who are unable to make it.

A Tour of the Flang Fortran Compiler

Kiran Chandramohn

Flang is a Fortran compiler recently open sourced by PGI. Flang generates LLVM IR and benefits from the optimizations implemented in LLVM. It also runs on a variety of hardware. In a short span of time Flang has garnered a lot of interest. It is the frontend for PGI and Arm Fortran Compilers. In this talk I will briefly cover the history of Flang, the open source context, standards conformance, technical details, performance numbers, f18 project and the future roadmap of flang.

Kiran is a Compiler Engineer working at Arm Ltd. He is responsible for the productization of the Arm Fortran Compiler based on open source Flang project. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Details of other talks to follow…