BRITISH COMPUTER SOCIETY'S FORTRAN SPECIALIST GROUP
The next meeting of the BCS Fortran Specialist Group will be
held on Thursday 3rd September 1992 from 10.30am to 4.30pm at the
Blacknest Data Analysis Centre, Brimpton, Near Reading, Berkshire.
Blacknest is approximately in the middle of the triangle formed by
the towns of Reading, Newbury, and Basingstoke and is about 2
miles west of Aldermaston. A map is printed overleaf for those
travelling by car. For those travelling by train please contact
John Young to arrange transport from either Reading or Basingstoke
The morning meeting will be normal business and will include
a report on the recent WG5 meeting as well as a report from the
X3J3 representative. An early break for lunch is proposed so that
members can adjourn to the famous Pineapple Inn for light refresh-
ments. The afternoon meeting will be a series of short presenta-
tions by members of the Blacknest Group followed by an introduc-
tion to the NAG Fortran 90 Compiler which will be demonstrated
during the day. After a break for tea there will be an optional
tour of the Blacknest facilities.
Blacknest is presently part of the Ministry of Defence and
provides seismological expertise to the Government for the UN
Conference on Disarmament in Geneva as well as being a world-
renowned seismological research group. Fortran has been in use at
Blacknest for over 30 years being introduced by T L van Raalte who
is a former member of the Group. Blacknest was the first group at
Aldermaston to use FORTRAN IV and we hope to be the first to use
Please bring this notice to the attention of any colleagues
likely to be interested: we particularly welcome newcomers to the
Group whether members of BCS or not.
Click here for the minutes of this meeting. Links below
are to specific sections of the minutes.
10.30 am 1. Welcome coffee and biscuits
11.00 am 2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes of the meeting of 14 May 1992
4. Matters arising
5. Report on WG5 Meeting
6. Report from X3J3 Representative
7. Future Direction of the Group
8. BCS and any other business
2.00 pm 9. THE BLACKNEST DATA ANALYSIS CENTRE
(i) Welcome and Introduction - >Alan Douglas
(ii) A Brief History - Peter Marshall
(iii) The Geneva Connection - Hilary Trodd
(iv) A Lucky Career - John Young
10. THE NAG FORTRAN 90 COMPILER
3.00 pm 1l. Afternoon Tea
12. Optional Tour of Blacknest
All Day Demonstration of the NAG fortran 90 Compiler
Vice Chairman/Acting Secretary.
Tel: 0734 814111 Ext 6292.