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.
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The Values Education Resource File is a highly practical kit, developed with schools for schools, to provide you with a straightforward way of thinking about the things that matter to you and your young people.
It includes everything you need to help children and young adults understand and articulate the values that matter to them - to enable personal change, better conflict management, and prepare them for the future. It provides guidance on how values can be introduced across the curriculum, on working meaningfully with parents and other external stake holders, and ideas for staff induction, professional development, and organisational change initiatives.
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Developed by an experienced teacher and expert trainer who facilitates values education workshops in education settings, The Values Education Resource File is a tried-and-tested resource suitable for a wide range of education professionals.
Teachers, youth workers, extended services co-ordinators, transition managers, career guidance professionals, those working in pupil referral units, pastoral teams, and those delivering behaviour management programmes, will find this kit offers sensible, thought-provoking and highly usable guidance and ideas.
The potential use of hydrogen as a clean and renewable fuel resource has generated significant attention in recent years, especially given the rapidly increasing demand for energy sources and the dwindling availability of fossil fuels. Hydrogen is an ?ideal fuel? in several ways. Its only byproduct of consumption is water; it is the most abundant element in the universe; and it is available at low cost. Hydrogen generation is possible via a number of possible chemical processes, to separate the hydrogen from its bond with atoms such as carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen.
In this book, the authors provide the scientific foundations for established and innovative methods of hydrogen extraction; outline solutions for its storage; and illustrate its applications in the fields of petroleum, chemical, metallurgical, physics, and manufacturing.
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