The Ministry of Science and Innovation has awarded to José Duato the Spanish National Research Award "Julio Rey Pastor" 2009 for the area of Mathematics and Information and Communication Technologies.
The National Research Awards, which are granted in ten categories or scientific areas, were established in 2001. The purpose of these awards is to recognize the merit of those Spanish researchers who are doing outstanding work in scientific fields of international importance and who contribute to the advancement of science, to the best knowledge of man and their coexistence, to the transfer of technology and to the progress of mankind.
José Duato is a full Professor in the area of Computer Architecture and Technology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and head of the Parallel Architectures Group (GAP). He coordinates ACCA (http://www.acca-group.info) one of the first research projects granted in the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 national programme, comprising a consolidated team of over 100 researchers from different Spanish universities. Currently, Jose Duato leads the Advanced Technology Group in the HyperTransport Consortium, which developed the High Node Count HyperTransport Specification 1.0 to extend the device addressing capabilities of HyperTransport in several orders of magnitude.
His most notable work is the promotion and development of research activities in various areas related to the architecture of computers, multiprocessor architectures, supercomputers and interconnection networks. His research results have been transfered to various companies, namely Cray, Compaq, IBM, Mellanox, and Sun Microsystems.