Profile: Bill Nicholls
|Your personal background.|
|Programming since 1961, I cut my teeth on Fortran. I joined Univac in 1964, worked for several companies including CDC, CSC, Memorex and Weyerhaeuser along the way. In 1984 I left Weyco to start writing software for personal computers. |
Since then I have been freelance consultant, programmer, wrote for Byte magazine 1986 to 1991, and now write a column for Byte.com named "Advanced Software and Technology" as well as consulting.
As a scientist, I look forward to helping with the climate question.
|Your opinions about climateprediction.net|
|1. Climate is the biggest question and danger in the 21st century, bar none. As a physicist and environmentalist since 1967, I've worried about the long term impact of bad short term decisions in the US, of which there are many that affect climate.|
2. I've looked for an opportunity to contribute for some time, and finding climateprediction.net has been the answer.
3. I can host a small cluster of A64 systems to run the prediction model, or set it up to enable remote access by the scientists. If I also host a local data center where data from many models could be collected, scientists could remotely run special tests on that data independent of current resources elsewhere.
If this is of interest, I need to hear from someone who can coordinate this with me.
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