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This comprehensive text covers fundamental concepts of smart grid technologies, integrating the tools and techniques of cloud computing and data management for application in smart grids. Different cloud and data management approaches are explained, highlighting energy management, information management, and security in the smart grid. The concepts of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and virtual energy storage are explained in separate chapters. The text covers recent trends in cloud computing and data analytics in the field of smart grid. A glossary of important technical terms is provided for the benefit of the readers.
Discover everything you want to know about computer basics in this easy to use guide, from the most essential tasks that you'll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you'll encounter.
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Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda-who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond-explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You'll learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it's for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes
Computational cell biology courses are increasingly obligatory for biology students around the world but of course also a must for mathematics and informatics students specializing in bioinformatics. This book, now in its second edition is geared towards both audiences. The author, Volkhard Helms, has, in addition to extensive teaching experience, a strong background in biology and informatics and knows exactly what the key points are in making the book accessible for students while still conveying in depth knowledge of the subject. Besides a greatly increased focus on RNA biology and epigenetics, new topics such as intracellular trafficking, particle tracking, and more cellular programs e.g. circadian rhythms, apoptosis and cell differentiation, have been included. In addition, the book features supplementary material on the web including slides for presentations.
Contents: Preface. Orientation. 1. Computers and Digital Basics. 2. Computer Hardware. 3. Computer Software. 4. Operating Systems and File Management. 5. LANS and WLANS. 6. The Internet. 7. The Web and E-mail. 8. Digital Media. 9. The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics. 10. Information Systems Analysis and Design. 11. Databases. 12. Computer Programming. Credits. Glossary. Index.
The Foundations of Computational Mathematics meetings are a platform for cross-fertilisation between numerical analysis, mathematics and computer science. This volume is a collection of articles based on plenary presentations, given at the 2011 meeting, by some of the world's foremost authorities in computational mathematics. The topics covered reflect the breadth of research within the area as well as the richness of interactions between seemingly unrelated branches of pure and applied mathematics. As a result this volume will be of interest to researchers in the field of computational mathematics and also to non-experts who wish to gain some insight into the state of the art in this active and significant field.
With the wide variety of devices, touch points, and channels in use, your ability to control how people navigate your well-crafted experiences is fading. Yet it's still important to understand where people are in their journey if you're to deliver the right content and interactions at the right time and on the right device. This practical guide shows you how storytelling can make a powerful difference in product design. Author Anna Dahlstroem details the many ways you can use storytelling in your projects and throughout your organization. By applying tried-and-tested principles from film and fiction to the context of design and business, you'll learn to create great product experiences. Learn how the anatomy of a great story can make a difference in product design Explore how traditional storytelling principles, tools, and methods relate to key product design aspects Understand how purposeful storytelling helps tell the right story and move people into action Use storytelling principles to tell, sell, and present your work
Work smarter with machine learning! Begin with core machine learning concepts--types of learning, algorithms, data preparation, and more. Then use SAP Data Intelligence, SAP HANA, and other technologies to create your own machine learning applications. Master the SAP HANA Predictive Analysis Library (PAL) and machine learning functional and business services to train and deploy models. Finally, see machine learning in action in industries from manufacturing to banking. a. Foundation Build your understanding of probability concepts and algorithms that drive machine learning. See how linear regression, classification, and cluster analysis algorithms work, before plugging them into your very own machine learning app! b. Development Follow step-by-step instructions to gather and prepare data, create machine learning models, train and fine-tune models, and deploy your final app, all using SAP HANA and SAP Data Intelligence. c. Platforms Use built-in SAP HANA libraries to create applications that consume machine learning algorithms or integrate with the R language for additional statistical capabilities. Work with the SAP Leonardo functional services to customize and embed pre-trained models into applications or bring your own model with the help of Google TensorFlow. 1) Development 2) Retraining 3) Implementation 4) SAP Data Intelligence 5) SAP HANA predictive analysis library 6) SAP HANA extended machine learning library 7) SAP HANA automated predictive library 8) Google TensorFlow 9) Embedded machine learning 10) SAP Conversational AI 11) SAP Analytics Cloud Smart Predict
Put machine learning to work in SAP S/4HANA! Get started by reviewing your available tools and implementation options. Then, learn how to set up services, train models, and manage applications. See how to implement machine learning for various lines of business, from finance to sales. With details on extensibility and related SAP Cloud Platform services, you'll find everything you need to make the most of machine learning! - Learn about machine learning tools for SAP S/4HANA. - Implement machine learning and predictive models using embedded services, SAP Cloud Platform, and SAP Analytics Cloud. - Configure and use SAP-delivered machine learning applications and processes.
Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory, 9/e, International Edition is designed to help students learn and retain the most relevant and essential information about computers and technology in today's digital world This edition has been revised to cover the latest important computing trends and skills, but maintains the pedagogical and streamlined design elements that instructors and students know and love about the Illustrated Series. New for this edition, make the most of Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory, 9/e, International Edition with the all-in-one CourseMate digital solution complete with a media-rich ebook, interactive quizzes and activities, and the Engagement Tracker for hassle-free, automatic grading.
Geometric and topological inference deals with the retrieval of information about a geometric object using only a finite set of possibly noisy sample points. It has connections to manifold learning and provides the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of the rapidly evolving field of topological data analysis. Building on a rigorous treatment of simplicial complexes and distance functions, this self-contained book covers key aspects of the field, from data representation and combinatorial questions to manifold reconstruction and persistent homology. It can serve as a textbook for graduate students or researchers in mathematics, computer science and engineering interested in a geometric approach to data science.
The year 2009 celebrates the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th - niversary of the publication of his seminal work, On the Origin of Species.If this makes 2009 a special year for the research community working in biology and evolution, the ?eld of evolutionary computation (EC) also shares the same excitement. EC techniques are e?cient, nature-inspired planning and optimi- tion methods based on the principles of natural evolution and genetics. Due to their e?ciency and simple underlying principles, these methods can be used in the context of problem solving, optimization, and machine learning. A large and ever-increasing number of researchers and professionals make use of EC te- niques in various application domains. ThisvolumepresentsacarefulselectionofrelevantECapplicationscombined with a thorough examination of the techniques used in EC. The papers in the volume illustrate the current state of the art in the application of EC and can help and inspire researchers and professionals to develop e?cient EC methods for design and problem solving.
Networks are everywhere, from the internet, to social networks, and the genetic networks that determine our biological existence. Illustrated throughout in full colour, this pioneering textbook, spanning a wide range of topics from physics to computer science, engineering, economics and the social sciences, introduces network science to an interdisciplinary audience. From the origins of the six degrees of separation to explaining why networks are robust to random failures, the author explores how viruses like Ebola and H1N1 spread, and why it is that our friends have more friends than we do. Using numerous real-world examples, this innovatively designed text includes clear delineation between undergraduate and graduate level material. The mathematical formulas and derivations are included within Advanced Topics sections, enabling use at a range of levels. Extensive online resources, including films and software for network analysis, make this a multifaceted companion for anyone with an interest in network science.
Property testing is concerned with the design of super-fast algorithms for the structural analysis of large quantities of data. The aim is to unveil global features of the data, such as determining whether the data has a particular property or estimating global parameters. Remarkably, it is possible for decisions to be made by accessing only a small portion of the data. Property testing focuses on properties and parameters that go beyond simple statistics. This book provides an extensive and authoritative introduction to property testing. It provides a wide range of algorithmic techniques for the design and analysis of tests for algebraic properties, properties of Boolean functions, graph properties, and properties of distributions.
Streaming data is a big deal in big data these days. As more and more businesses seek to tame the massive unbounded data sets that pervade our world, streaming systems have finally reached a level of maturity sufficient for mainstream adoption. With this practical guide, data engineers, data scientists, and developers will learn how to work with streaming data in a conceptual and platform-agnostic way. Expanded from Tyler Akidau's popular blog posts "Streaming 101" and "Streaming 102", this book takes you from an introductory level to a nuanced understanding of the what, where, when, and how of processing real-time data streams. You'll also dive deep into watermarks and exactly-once processing with co-authors Slava Chernyak and Reuven Lax. You'll explore: How streaming and batch data processing patterns compare The core principles and concepts behind robust out-of-order data processing How watermarks track progress and completeness in infinite datasets How exactly-once data processing techniques ensure correctness How the concepts of streams and tables form the foundations of both batch and streaming data processing The practical motivations behind a powerful persistent state mechanism, driven by a real-world example How time-varying relations provide a link between stream processing and the world of SQL and relational algebra
Authors have attempted to create coherent chapters and sections on how the fundamentals of maintenance cost should be organized, to present them in a logical and sequential order. Necessarily, the text starts with importance of maintenance function in the organization and moves to life cycle cost (LCC) considerations followed by the budgeting constraints. In the process, they have intentionally postponed the discussion about intangible costs and downtime costs later on in the book mainly due to the controversial part of it when arguing with managers. The book will be concluding with a short description of a number of sectors where maintenance cost is of critical importance. The goal is to train the readers for a deeper study and understanding of these elements for decision making in maintenance, more specifically in the context of asset management. This book is intended for managers, engineers, researchers, and practitioners, directly or indirectly involved in the area of maintenance. The book is focused to contribute towards better understanding of maintenance cost and use of this knowledge to improve the maintenance process. Key Features: * Emphasis on maintenance cost and life cycle cost especially under uncertainty. * Systematic approach of how cost models can be applied and used in the maintenance field. * Compiles and reviews existing maintenance cost models. * Consequential and direct costs considered. * Comparison of maintenance costs in different sectors, infrastructure, manufacturing, transport.
Nine revolutionary algorithms that power our computers and smartphones Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers, and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease? John MacCormick answers this question in language anyone can understand, using vivid examples to explain the fundamental tricks behind nine computer algorithms that power our PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
This book sets out to build bridges between the domains of photonic device physics and neural networks, providing a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of "neuromorphic photonics." It includes a thorough discussion of evolution of neuromorphic photonics from the advent of fiber-optic neurons to today's state-of-the-art integrated laser neurons, which are a current focus of international research. Neuromorphic Photonics explores candidate interconnection architectures and devices for integrated neuromorphic networks, along with key functionality such as learning. It is written at a level accessible to graduate students, while also intending to serve as a comprehensive reference for experts in the field.
Apple's Swift language is the de-facto standard for iOS and Mac development, and it's rapidly becoming a great choice for any general purpose programming task. Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift invites readers to invest their energy in some foundational techniques that have been proven to stand the test of time. Along the way they'll learn intermediate and advanced features of the Swift programming language, a worthwhile skill in its own right. Key features * Hands-on guide * Step-by-step examples * Foundational techniques Written for developers comfortable with the basics of Swift and interested in learning proven problem-solving techniques, deepening their knowledge of computer science, or preparing for coding interviews, while expanding their Swift skillset. Swift is an exciting new programming language from Apple that toes the line between the object-oriented and functional paradigms.
Architects are now taking advantage of the computer in new ways through experimentation with algorithmic and simulation-driven design. "Computation Works: The Building of Algorithmic Thought" focuses on this emerging theme in design practice, showcasing built and soon-to-be-built projects and providing a state of the art in computational design. Computational design is considered to be first a design tool, and second a series of instruments that can be applied in the creation of architecture. It allows architects to incorporate performance analysis and knowledge about material, tectonics and the parameters of production machinery. Moving towards a new role as hybrid practitioners, architects are taking concepts from other disciplines and customising architectural and other CAD software. In addition to the discussion of built projects, a further series of texts examines new custom software instruments. New digital tools provide new modes of representation, new methods of evaluation, and new techniques for design exploration. The development of new computational tools can create more responsive designs, allowing architects to explore new design options and to analyse architectural decisions during the design process. This issue raises important questions such as: How is computation changing the way architects design? Are the design tools and methods related to the result? What is computational design in the context of architectural practice? and How is computation changing the processes of design and construction?
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