It’s hard when you have a good idea and somebody else gets the credit for a similar one. I’ve had that happen although not professionally and it can be painful when it happens.
I read your paper. While I don’t “do the math”, I can read the English just fine and the ‘gist’ of the concepts make sense as written out to me.
It seems to me, at first glance (Mind you, I spend 2 minutes skimming a paper that likely took you a very long time to do, so I apologize for any easy mistakes here) that you’re doing some borrowing of Time in order to perform “better than simultaneous” operations.
In that way, it beats parallel and makes speed of operations irrelevant because you cannot simply “add” “how long did this operation take?” + “how long did that operation take”? = total operation time in your model.
If this is the ‘gist’ of what you’ve done, then I definitely approve smile emoticon