Posts with the term "FORTRAN"

Marcel van der Veer FORTRAN - lingua franca with a promising future behind it

March 2022

When I was a student in the 1980's, science undergraduates took a course in structured programming at the computer science department … [Read more]

Published in category Computing history

Marcel van der Veer VM/CMS and MVS/TSO reunited

October 2021

When I was a student, the university computing centre offered VM/CMS and MVS/TSO running on IBM (compatible) mainframes. Nowadays it is possible to run those operating systems in emulation … [Read more]

Published in category Computing history

Marcel van der Veer A brief history of Algol 68 Genie

November 2016

Being the author of Algol 68 Genie, people frequently ask me why a physical chemist wrote an Algol 68 compiler. This is an understandable question since people associate Algol 68 with the learned group of mathematicians and computer scientists that conceived the language some fifty years ago and people recall the reputation it had of being a hard to implement language. In this post I would like to give an account of how Algol 68 Genie came to be … [Read more]

Published in category Algol 68

Marcel van der Veer Building a small Beowulf cluster

October 2016

At home I operate a modest Beowulf type cluster for embarrassingly parallel simulation runs in batch mode. A master node controls several drones. Nodes in this cluster need no more than a server installation, but if a drone happens to have keyboard, mouse and monitor a small GUI is nice to have. This GUI should be lightweight, otherwise a desktop installation makes more sense. This page demonstrates how to set up a drone with GUI on Ubuntu Server including browser, document reader, image viewer and sound … [Read more]

Published in category Tech Tips

Marcel van der Veer Running Algol68C on MVS

October 2012

Recently, Algol68C Release 1.3039 was made public for download. This release is derived from the compiler that was in service to the mid 1990's on IBM mainframes. The new release is meant to run on either MVT or MVS. This report documents the installation of the new release on emulated MVS/370 … [Read more]

Published in category Computing history