Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Programming in Fortran

18 Apr 2011   #11
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

OooH! That brings back memories. I learned to program in Fortran on an IBM 360 - 25 with just 40k of core (real ferrite rings) and a massive 7 MB hard drive. Happy days.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2011   #12
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
OooH! That brings back memories. I learned to program in Fortran on an IBM 360 - 25 with just 40k of core (real ferrite rings) and a massive 7 MB hard drive. Happy days.
I'll bet it was hard to imagine the day when 8-12 GB ram and 2 or more terabyte hard drives was the norm.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2011   #13
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
OooH! That brings back memories. I learned to program in Fortran on an IBM 360 - 25 with just 40k of core (real ferrite rings) and a massive 7 MB hard drive. Happy days.
I'll bet it was hard to imagine the day when 8-12 GB ram and 2 or more terabyte hard drives was the norm.
I don't think anyone fully realized where we would be today. The 360-25 filled a whole air-conditioned room, although "Personal Computers" were just beginning to be talked about in the journals.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Apr 2011   #14
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Amazing how fast computer tech has evolved
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2011   #15
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
OooH! That brings back memories. I learned to program in Fortran on an IBM 360 - 25 with just 40k of core (real ferrite rings) and a massive 7 MB hard drive. Happy days.
I'll bet it was hard to imagine the day when 8-12 GB ram and 2 or more terabyte hard drives was the norm.

It was hard to imagine a lot of things then, the "standard" storage media for a long time was magnetic tape. Many systems still used punch cards.( Here is a Fortran punch card; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compute...nched_card_era )

Tape could of course only be read sequentially. The random access capabilities of floppy discs and hard drives was still in the future.

"DOS" with all its variations was the first general Disc Operating System;

DOS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Still useful today for a lot of real time stuff.

I remember a lot of people laughing at me quite a few years ago now, when I said that Digital Cameras would be the future of photography. I wonder if they are still laughing?

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2011   #16
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The DOS/360 was not the same DOS that later IBM developed for its PC. It evolved into DOS/VSE then VSE and VSE/ESA which shared 90% of its code with its big brother MVS. I believe the latest version is z/VSE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2011   #17
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
OooH! That brings back memories. I learned to program in Fortran on an IBM 360 - 25 with just 40k of core (real ferrite rings) and a massive 7 MB hard drive. Happy days.
I'll bet it was hard to imagine the day when 8-12 GB ram and 2 or more terabyte hard drives was the norm.
I don't think anyone fully realized where we would be today. The 360-25 filled a whole air-conditioned room, although "Personal Computers" were just beginning to be talked about in the journals.
I can remember how cool it was to use my under 5 MHz Intel 8088 CPU IBM PC, which I think I got spring 1982, and connect remotely to VAX in computer lab in university using a 1200 baud modem. I was the coolest kid in the neighborhood, it was almost orgasmic feeling. It was only less than 30 years ago.

We geeks here around 50 years of age, we have had this remarkable opportunity to personally experience the evolution of personal computing and networking. It has been a fascinating ride, one that has given me enormous pleasure.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2011   #18
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post

I'll bet it was hard to imagine the day when 8-12 GB ram and 2 or more terabyte hard drives was the norm.
I don't think anyone fully realized where we would be today. The 360-25 filled a whole air-conditioned room, although "Personal Computers" were just beginning to be talked about in the journals.
I can remember how cool it was to use my under 5 MHz Intel 8088 CPU IBM PC, which I think I got spring 1982, and connect remotely to VAX in computer lab in university using a 1200 baud modem. I was the coolest kid in the neighborhood, it was almost orgasmic feeling. It was only less than 30 years ago.

We geeks here around 50 years of age, we have had this remarkable opportunity to personally experience the evolution of personal computing and networking. It has been a fascinating ride, one that has given me enormous pleasure.

Kari
I remember using one of the first IBM PCs and thinking. This will never catch on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2011   #19
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Maybe you would like to try one of these;

Abacus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Instructions ( Direct PDF Download);

http://www.binaryabacus.com/binary_a...structions.pdf

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2011   #20
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Maybe you would like to try one of these;

Abacus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Instructions ( Direct PDF Download);

http://www.binaryabacus.com/binary_a...structions.pdf

Regards....Mike Connor
Never used an Abacus. I started with a slide rule and later mechanical calculators.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to go back to default file reader for files created by Fortran
Hi, I create (external?) data files in Intel Fortran by the WRITE command in the file system. Default reader for these files is Windows Shell Common DLL. For one file extension, .al1, the default reader has been changed to WordPad, which means that the file extension .al1 is not visible when the...
General Discussion
Windows7 and Army Gold Master program conflict with FORTRAN executable
Have a system with Windows7 and Army Gold Master (AGM) program which has apparent conflict with FORTRAN command line executables. When attempt to run FORTRAN command line executables, they just sit there at DOS command prompt doing nothing. Any ideas as to cause of this problem. Have laptop with...
Software
C++ Programming
Thanks to the creators of Seven Forums (: I'm currently learning C++ programming, and this forum has really helped me develop my general knowledge of computing. Is there any C++ programming threads?
Chillout Room
Programming
Hi guys, I have a desire to learn how to program, i have absolutely no experience whatsoever. I am 45 years old (Please tell me i'm not to old), i enjoy working in microsoft office so i presume visual basics is what i need to learn. Access is what i'm perticularly interested in learning,...
Chillout Room
Top 50 Programming quotes
Anyone that's had to sling code before will appreciate these:
Chillout Room
Programming Help - Please!
Hey Guys, I'm trying to create a personal website for my new born daughter. I have a few ideas/thoughts in mind on how I want it to act and function. I already purchased the domain name & beginning to work on a few stuff. I need some programming help making the site "e-mail access only", meaning...
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:01.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App