As programming shifts from sequential to parallel modes, researchers want to modify the way coding is accomplished. But instead of requiring programmers to learn an entirely different method of coding, researchers suggest that it is more practical to modify sequential coding techniques. With this approach, programmers can more easily spot problems and don’t need to relearn their trade. Illinois research is focused on creating programs that run on parallel systems in order to fully utilize all of a machine’s resources. This method is termed “implicitly parallel” because the coding presents itself externally as sequential code, though it is actually parallel.