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Subject:  Re: FORTRAN??? Date:  1/29/2013  11:52 AM
Author:  spinning Number:  40512 of 91878

Supercomputers still rely heavily on Fortran. I would guess that all the big scientific and engineering codes still use Fortran, although other languages are mixed in for the user interface and post-processing data.

The Top500 project regularly ranks the fastest supercomputers in the world. Their benchmark still relies on Fortran.

"The TOP500 project ranks and details the 500 most powerful (non-distributed) computer systems in the world. The project was started in 1993 and publishes an updated list of the supercomputers twice a year.
The project aims to provide a reliable basis for tracking and detecting trends in high-performance computing and bases rankings on HPL, a portable implementation of the High-Performance LINPACK benchmark written in Fortran for distributed-memory computers."
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