Philippe Navaux, is Emeritus professor of the Informatics Institute from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, since 1971. Graduated in Electronic Engineering, Master in Applied Physics and PhD in Computer Science, he is one of the most important scientists in HPC at Latin America . Professor of graduate and undergraduate courses on Computer Architecture – High Performance Computing. Leader of the GPPD, Parallel and Distributed Processing Group, with projects financed by government agencies Finep, CNPq, Capes, and international Cooperation with groups from Europe and USA. Besides the cooperation projects with academic sector, he has conducted several research projects with private companies: Microsoft, Intel, HP, DELL and others. Member of the SBC, Brazilian Computer Society, SBPC, Brazilian Society for Scientific Progress, ACM and IEEE. Consultant to various national and international funding organizations around the world, he is one of the chairs of the SCALAC consortium.