The Government of Mexico grants the Decoration of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle to the director of the BSC

20 April 2018

It is the highest distinction granted to foreigners in Mexico for prominent services rendered to the Mexican Nation or to humankind.

The director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) will receive the award of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle in degree of insignia by the Mexican government.

The Order of the Aztec Eagle is part of the Mexican Honours System and it is the highest Mexican order awarded to foreigners in the country. It was created as a reward to the services rendered to Mexico or humankind by foreigners.

Valero will receive this award "for his outstanding contribution to scientific development in Mexico, in particular to the area of High Performance Computing (HPC) (...), for his brilliant academic and research career, recognized worldwide, and for having been a key player in the development of HPC in Mexico. "

Among other collaborations, the director of the BSC is recognized for his support to the design of the HPC Research Center of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), as well as for being one of the promoters of the creation of the first Master's program in the supercomputing area in Mexico, partially financed by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).

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