The Computer Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1958, pp. 2-10.
Condition: Very Good, stapled light gray heavy paper covers, handwritten notation on cover, CME Library. Upper righthand corner of the cover bears the notation, With the Author's Compliments, S.G. [Stanley Gill] Cover text reads, Reprinted from The Computer Journal. Internal pages numbered 1 through 9 inclusive (the original printing in the Journal was paginated 2-10).
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Item DescriptionAbstract -- By 'parallel programming' is meant the control of two or more operations which are executed virtually simultaneously, and each of which entails following a series of instructions. This can be brought about in a single computer either by equipping it with more than one control unit, or by allowing time-sharing of one control unit between several activities; the latter case seems of greater practical interest. Some of the advantages to be gained and some of the programming problems to be solved in putting these ideas into practice are discussed.
In 1951, Maurice Wilkes, Stanley Gill, and David Wheeler developed the concept of subroutines in programs, and co-wrote The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer, With Special Reference to the Edsac and the Use of a Library of Subroutines.