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

Fortran 90.

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


                      (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

                            Peter Iles

3.00 pm      1l.      Afternoon Tea

             12.      Optional Tour of Blacknest

All Day               Demonstration of the NAG fortran 90 Compiler

John Young

Vice Chairman/Acting Secretary.

Tel: 0734 814111 Ext 6292.