Summer of HPF in Vienna

HPF Tutorial, July 1-2, 1996, Vienna, Austria
Workshop on HPF for Real Applications, July 3-4, 1996, Vienna
High Performance Fortran (HPF) is a data parallel language extension to Fortran 90 which provides a portable programming interface for a wide variety of target platforms. The original HPF language specification was produced by the High Performance Fortran Forum, a broad consortium of industry and academia, which met regularly throughout 1992 and early 1993. HPF compilers are now available on most commonly-used computing systems, and users are beginning to gain first hand experience with this language. The Forum has continued to meet in order to address advanced topics.

To increase public knowledge of HPF, a workshop and a tutorial with a hands-on session will be held in Vienna during the first week of July. The workshop is organised by the VCPC as part of the ESPRIT project HPC-Standards.

Participants may register for one or more of the above events using the registration form. For further information, please contact

The workshop will be held at the Austrotel hotel, Vienna. A number of rooms have been reserved there at a special rate for participants. Please refer to the VCPC on your reservation in order to qualify.

Book rooms directly at:

Austrotel, Felberstr. 4, A-1150 Vienna, Austria. Tel: +43-1-981110, Fax: +43-1-98111930.


The tutorial is divided into two parts. Participants may register for the first day only, or for both days. It is especially suitable for those who do not have access to an HPF compiler.

Day One HPF in Practice, Charles Koelbel, Rice University. This tutorial will introduce programmers to the most important features of HPF and illustrate how they can be used in practice for scientific computation. Further details can be found at

Day Two HPF Tutorial, NA Software. Attendees will have hands on access to the NA Software HPF mapper and tools on the Meiko CS-2 at VCPC. Please note that there are a limited number of places for the `hands-on' sessions.


This workshop gives an overvie its recent activities, and provides up-to-date information on HPF compilers. Major compiler vendors will describe their efforts and share their views on HPF. Contributions from end users include descriptions of completed and on-going code development efforts. One of the aims of this event is to enable compiler writers, potential and actual users of High Performance Fortran to come together to discuss their problems and needs. Compiler writers need guidance from users in order to understand how best to improve their products; application developers need to find out how to write their codes in ways that help the compiler generate fast object code. Thus we include both kinds of presentation and leave time for discussion in the program.


An exhibit room will be available to enable vendors of HPF compilers and related tools to display their products and to disseminate information during the workshop. There is limited space only. If you wish to participate, please contact with a list of your proposed requirements. Note that we will not be able to process any requests after June 20.