A study of Aragorn, the hero-king from The Lord of the Rings.
Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon’s OPUS,an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue,as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work—to face for himself what he had planned for his characters! OPUS is Kon's metafictional tale of Chikara Nagai, a creator under pressure to finish his latest graphic novel, Resonance, who finds that the harshest critic of the shock ending he's got planned is the character who'll have to die in it! Nagai's stregths and weaknesses as a creator are tested beyond their limits as his present and his past, and the worlds of the manga and of reality, become the levels of a maze he may never escape... let alone get a chance to resolve the story!
One word: Borg!
Demystify the cloud by building your own private OpenStack cloud About This Book Set up a powerful cloud platform using OpenStack Learn about the components of OpenStack and how they interact with each other Follow a step-by-step process that exposes the inner details of an OpenStack cluster Who This Book Is For If you need to get started with OpenStack or want to learn more, then this book is your perfect companion. If you're comfortable with the Linux command line, you'll gain confidence in using OpenStack. What You Will Learn Install OpenStack using the Packstack installation tool Create users, cloud images, and virtual networks to launch cloud instances Explore horizontal scaling to support the load that a cloud platform is expected to handle Set up monitoring to keep track of the health of an OpenStack cloud Troubleshoot issues with an OpenStack cluster Build storage and access it from your running cloud instances Orchestrate a multi-instance deployment to build a complex set of virtual infrastructure to run an application in the cloud Keep track of resources being consumed within an OpenStack cloud through metering In Detail An OpenStack cloud is a complex jungle of components that can speed up managing a virtualization platform. Applications that are built for this platform are resilient to failure and convenient to scale.
OpenStack allows administrators and developers to consolidate and control pools of compute, networking, and storage resources, with a centralized dashboard and administration panel to enable the large-scale development of cloud services. Begin by exploring and unravelling the internal architecture of the OpenStack cloud components. After installing the RDO distribution, you will be guided through each component via hands-on exercises, learning more about monitoring and troubleshooting the cluster. By the end of the book, you'll have the confidence to install, configure, and administer an OpenStack cloud. This is a practical and comprehensive tutorial on sorting out the complexity of an OpenStack cloud.
This book has been written for students and professionals in electronics and communication engineering. Its contents cover the core requirements of microwave and radar engineering courses. The authors between them have over 60 years of teaching electronic and microwave technology, and their combined knowledge of the subject has produced an outstanding new text. They have taken special care in keeping a balance between the mathematical and the physical approach, and they have interspersed illustrations consistently throughout the book to help aid understanding. Also included are a number of solved problems taken from university exams which reinforce the key concepts of the subject.