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Subject:  Re: FORTRAN??? Date:  1/29/2013  9:25 AM
Author:  telegraph Number:  40506 of 90949

DB2:"However, I imagine it will be difficult to find a bright young researcher with expertise in FORTRAN. They may have heard about it from one of their professors...."


I visited one of my college friends out at the big government facility in Boulder...the one doing all the space/solar work with the giant super computers.

that was about 10-15 years ago...he's retired now like me...

At that time, ALL the Cray Super Computers ran a lot of VECTOR FORTRAN programming. That was the language of choice for solar research.

HOw all the admin stuff of getting data stored on the petabyte servers, the process control stuff, etc, was in other languages......

but all of his programs used VECTOR FORTRAN programming.

What did you think they were running on SuperComputers? Microsoft software?


t.
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