[petsc-dev] Fwd: [DL-interest] The missing piece in deep learning?

Scott Kruger kruger at txcorp.com
Fri May 17 13:25:39 CDT 2019

On 5/16/19 4:57 PM, Mills, Richard Tran via petsc-dev wrote:
> Interesting. I expect that Google will be convinced to rewrite 
> Tensorflow entirely in Fortran now.
> Seriously, I'm not sure what the motivation for this particular project 
> is. Is it that people are tired of reading in their data using some nice 
> Python tool and would rather be using old school fixed-format data 
> routines in Fortran? =)

Ken Thompson, Turing Award Lecture:

In college, before video games, we would amuse ourselves by
posing programming exercises. One of the favorites was to
write the shortest self-reproducing program. Since this
is an exercise divorced from reality, the usual vehicle
was FORTRAN. Actually, FORTRAN was the language of
choice for the same reason that three-legged
races are popular.

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