Who said "Embarrassingly Serial or Embarrassingly Sequential"

Christopher F Clark <christopher.f.clark@compiler-resources.com>
Sat, 25 May 2024 10:21:37 +0300

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From: Christopher F Clark <christopher.f.clark@compiler-resources.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sat, 25 May 2024 10:21:37 +0300
Organization: Compilers Central
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Keywords: history, parallel, question
Posted-Date: 25 May 2024 12:53:49 EDT

I have this recollection that Preston Briggs was cited for saying that
FAs were "embarrassingly serial" and hard to parallelize, probably
while he was still at Rice. However, a search of the web doesn't
show me a citation of who said this, what they said, when they said
it, or where. So, I'm hoping that someone on this group has a better
memory than I and in particular a pointer to some place that
establishes that someone once said this that I can credit for it.

Chris Clark email: christopher.f.clark@compiler-resources.com
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