2007 Eckert-Mauchly Award Recipient
“For extraordinary leadership in building a world class computer architecture research center, for seminal contributions in the areas of vector computing and multithreading, and for pioneering basic new approaches to instruction-level parallelism”
Valero is the director of Spain’s Barcelona Supercomputing Center, where his research focuses on computer architecture, with a special interest in high-performance computers, processor organization, memory hierarchy, systolic array processors, interconnection networks, numerical algorithms, compilers, and performance evaluation.
His citation reads, “For extraordinary leadership in building a world-class computer architecture research center, for seminal contributions in the areas of vector computing and multithreading, and for pioneering basic new approaches to instruction-level parallelism.” Elected an IEEE Fellow in 2000, Valero was named both an Intel Fellow and a Fellow of the ACM in 2002.
In 2005 and 2006, respectively, Valero was elected to Spain’s Royal Academy of Mathematics, Physics, and Natural Sciences and to its Royal Academy of Science and Arts. Valero served on the advisory board of the Intel Microprocessor Research Lab from 2002 to 2004. Since 2006, he has been spokesperson for the ST Microelectronics advisory board and a member of the Nokia advisory board.
He has collaborated with companies such as ConSentry, Flowstorm, and Xstream to design processors for the Internet.