DescriptionFortran is 60 years old and maligned by many in the HPC
community for being non-productive. While its usage in
HPC is not as dominant as it was prior to 2000, it is
still the major language employed for high performance.
The Fortran standards committee is changing Fortran to
be a more productive language. Have these changes to
Fortran benefitted the community? We will hear from
ex-Fortran coders who have moved to other languages and
from current Fortran coders who still believe it has
advantages over the alternatives.
minutes talks from 3-4 panelists will stimulate