Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. He is professor from 1974 and full professor of computer architecture from 1983 at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). His research focuses on the architecture of computers and supercomputers. He has published approximately 700 papers, has served in the organization of more than 300 International Conferences and he has given more than 500 invited talks. Among its awards, the three most important worldwide in its field: The Eckert-Mauchly Award (2007) by the IEEE and ACM, the Seymour Cray Award (2015) by IEEE and the Charles Babbage (2017) by IEEE. Other international awards worth mentioning are: Harry Goode Award (2009) by IEEE, the ACM Distinguished Service Award (2013), “Hall of the Fame” member of the ICT European Program (2008), selected as one of the 25 most influents European researchers in IT. In 2020 he has been awarded for his exceptional leadership in HPC by “HPCWire Reader’s Choice Awards” for “being an HPC pioneer since 1990 and the driving force behind the renaissance of European HPC independence”. He is fellow of IEEE (2001), fellow of ACM (2002), Intel Distinguished Research Fellow (2002) and y Fellow de la AAIA, Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (2021). Two Spanish National awards: “Julio Rey Pastor” in Computing and Maths (2001) and “Leonardo Torres Quevedo” in Engineering (2006). Award “Rey Jaime I” in Basic Research by the “Generalitat Valenciana” (1997); “Creu de Sant Jordi (2016)”, by the “Generalitat de Cataluña”; Award by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (2006); Award Aragón is the most important award of the “Comunidad de Aragón” (2008), Honored with “Condecoración de la Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca” (2018), highest recognition granted by the Mexican Government for a non-Mexican citizen. He is member of 9 academies: a founding member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering (1994), correspondent Academic of the Spanish Royal Academy of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences (2005), academic of the Royal Academy of Science and Arts in Barcelona (2006), academic of the European Academy (2010), correspondent academic of the Mexican Academy of Science (2012), correspondent academic by the Engineering Academy in Mexico (2018), academic of the Gastronomy Academy in Murcia (2018) honorary academic of the European Royal Academy of Doctors (2018) and honorary academic of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Zaragoza (2020). He is Honorary Doctorate by 9 Universities: Chalmers in Goteborg – Suecia (2008), Belgrado in Serbia (2008), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2009), Veracruz in Mexico (2010), Zaragoza (2011), Complutense of Madrid (2013), Cantabria (2015), Granada (2015) and CINVESTAV in Mexico (2017).In 1998 he won a “Favourite Son” Award of his home town, Alfamén (Zaragoza) and in 2006, the association of mothers and fathers of Alfamén students, decided to put his name to the public school where Professor Valero had studied.