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Contemporary distributed file systems are monolithic and only support single file abstractions. Nowadays, as Sai-Lai Lo explains, network storage devices have to accommodate new information media such as digital audio and video, with data radically different from the traditional text and binary code that contemporary file systems are optimized for. In this book, the author shows how, by combining new and traditional media, information can be recorded and presented in the most suitable way, and the value of a piece of information can be further enhanced by linking together related pieces. However, composite data and cross-reference between data items raise a number of system issues that have not been addressed properly before. Lo defines a new multiservice storage architecture that meets the needs of existing and emerging applications and can support multiple file abstractions. He also explores a number of related design issues. Researchers in the areas of distributed systems, network multimedia and network storage services will enjoy this book.
Every enthusiastic crocheter will be glad to see this wonderfully good representation of "our Lindy's" flying partner, originally designed in 1927 by Mrs. F.A. Wright. It may be used as a pillowtop, panel, chair-back, or as one may desire. In finer thread, framed under glass as a tray or coaster, it will prove interesting as well as attractive. In yarn, it will make a nice light afghan. This is not your usual scanned vintage crochet pattern. To make this pattern great for today's crocheter I wrote complete instructions, expanded the written instructions so you won't need to skip around, and made an easy to follow chart. I also changed the written instructions to use modern US crochet terms. The only stitches you need to know to complete this lace are: chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.
This new edition of Thermal Energy Storage Systems offers the up-to-date coverage needed to address recent R&D, including much of the authors' own work, which furthers more energy efficient and sustainable technological methods and solutions. New material also covers analysis, design and performance improvement as well as life-cycle costing and assessment. The authors address real-life technical and operational problems, enabling the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and the practical applications of thermal energy storage technology. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated for use as a text on alternative and renewable energy courses, with case studies updated as well as problems added at the end of each chapter. Enables the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and practical applications of thermal energy storage (TES) technology Includes state-of-the-art descriptions of many facets of TES systems and applications Summarises significant new research on energy efficient and sustainable technological methods and solutions Allows students to explore the potential of TES systems via computer simulations and to hence appreciate the technical details involved in a TES system design Significantly revised for use as a graduate text on emerging renewable and alternative energy courses, including updated case studies, worked-out examples, problems and solutions at the end of each chapter
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