About - Overview

The ForTrilinos project emphasizes portability, robustness, and scalable development. Portability results from standards conformance. In particular, ForTrilinos exploits the C interoperability features of the Fortran 2003 standard to interact with other Trilinos packages through the CTrilinos package. This approach provides platform-independent type safety and procedure name resolution using language constructs supported by the recent releases of all ten Fortran compilers surveyed. Robustness results in part from a Fortran implementation of runtime assertions and in part by embedding an automated memory management architecture into each ForTrilinos object. Scalable development results from automating the most labor-intensive portions of the interface development effort.

ForTrilinos currently wraps portions of Epetra, Pliris, and AztecOO. The development of ForTrilinos is primarily user-driven, so new interfaces are developed at the request of Trilinos users.