History

Advanced HPC was founded in 2009 with a $20,000 loan from President, Toni Falcone’s mother. From conception, we had our doors open within two months. With 50 percent growth year-over- year for the first several years, Advanced HPC quickly became a leading provider of high performance computing technology and data storage solutions.

Culture

At Advanced HPC we take our work seriously but never take ourselves too seriously. Our team has fun, enjoys each other’s company and loves coming to work each day. And it shows—in our passion, energy and enthusiasm. For us, every day is a new adventure. Every customer relationship is the chance to accomplish something great. Our physical space is open, and so are we—to new ideas and young talent. It’s an environment based on mutual respect and fueled by a drive to succeed.

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Advanced HPC - High Performance Computing

People

The Advanced HPC team is fearless, never shying away from projects others consider too tough to handle. And we go the distance for our clients’ interests. We are innovative and resourceful—building unique solutions that often never existed before or enhancing those that need something more. Our people are the elite of the industry because we hire the best and brightest—individuals with deep technical expertise and a true love for technology.

Advanced HPC - High Performance Computing
Advanced HPC - High Performance Computing

The HGST LAB at Advanced HPC

Our corporate headquarters includes an onsite laboratory, where we configure and test every system we sell—the OS, drivers and all components are burned-in and tested for 48-hours before we deliver them to you.

This HGST Lab at Advanced HPC is a state-of-the-art facility with a 48-ton Fujitsu air conditioning system and sufficient electric power to handle the largest deployment while still remaining energy efficient.

As a value-added service, we invite you to use our innovative facility to test and troubleshoot your systems.

This insistence on impeccable quality control is just part of our ongoing commitment to ensure all of your HPC requirements are being met.

Advanced HPC - High Performance Computing
Advanced HPC - High Performance Computing

This is dedicated to my mom without whom Advanced HPC would not have been possible. (Toni Falcone)

Leadership

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Toni Falcone

President

Toni Falcone is the President of Advanced HPC and serves as the company’s Operation Manager. She oversees Advanced HPC’s partner relationships, while continually honing the company’s product and solutions focus. Toni has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing operations, 13 of which were spent in high performance technology and data storage. For many years, she likewise consulted in office/operations management and accounting for high tech, high-end jewelry, and medical companies. Additionally, Toni successfully launched and sold her first corporation, a medical transcription company, at the age of 30. Advanced HPC continues to benefit from Toni’s extensive knowledge garnered from her experience in a wide range of industries, including banking, retail, and wholesale as well as medical and diverse technology verticals. Toni makes her home in San Diego.

Toni Falcone

President

Toni Falcone is the President of Advanced HPC and serves as the company’s Operation Manager. She oversees Advanced HPC’s partner relationships, while continually honing the company’s product and solutions focus. Toni has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing operations, 13 of which were spent in high performance technology and data storage. For many years, she likewise consulted in office/operations management and accounting for high tech, high-end jewelry, and medical companies. Additionally, Toni successfully launched and sold her first corporation, a medical transcription company, at the age of 30. Advanced HPC continues to benefit from Toni’s extensive knowledge garnered from her experience in a wide range of industries, including banking, retail, and wholesale as well as medical and diverse technology verticals. Toni makes her home in San Diego.

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Jeff Tomlinson

Vice President
of Customer Relations

Leading the company’s customer service regimen, Jeff Tomlinson serves as the Vice President of Customer Relations of Advanced HPC. Jeff manages the day-to-day efforts of Advanced HPC’s systems engineering and production teams. He facilitates ongoing communications with partners and vendors to help the company stay abreast of the market’s latest technology developments. Likewise, Jeff expedites and streamlines internal communications among all Advanced HPC departments to ensure that the company maintains its best-in-class service standards. He couples 30 years of experience in customer service – 12 of those spent in high tech customer relations, production management and technical support – with an extensive background working in the retail, construction and electrical industries. Jeff lives in San Diego.

Jeff Tomlinson

Vice President
of Customer Relations

Leading the company’s customer service regimen, Jeff Tomlinson serves as the Vice President of Customer Relations of Advanced HPC. Jeff manages the day-to-day efforts of Advanced HPC’s systems engineering and production teams. He facilitates ongoing communications with partners and vendors to help the company stay abreast of the market’s latest technology developments. Likewise, Jeff expedites and streamlines internal communications among all Advanced HPC departments to ensure that the company maintains its best-in-class service standards. He couples 30 years of experience in customer service – 12 of those spent in high tech customer relations, production management and technical support – with an extensive background working in the retail, construction and electrical industries. Jeff lives in San Diego.

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Joe Lipman

Senior Sales Engineer

With over 17 years of experience architecting application driven clusters and storage solutions to his credit, Joe Lipman is a Senior Sales Engineer at Advanced HPC. Joe is a recognized high performance computing expert with specialties including custom HPC Linux Clusters leveraging the latest Intel Scalable, AMD EPYC, NVIDIA’s GPUs and Mellanox network technology; high performance parallel storage solutions utilizing BeeGFS, GPFS, Lustre and Panasas; and distributed file systems, purpose built file system hardware and software solutions based on ZFS, Ceph, Hadoop and object storage. He likewise has extensive experience providing cognitive data workflow artificial intelligence solutions with StrongLink as well as developing tape backup library hardware and archive software solutions with LTFS functionality. One of Advanced HPC’s co-owners, Joe lives in San Diego.

Joe Lipman

Senior Sales Engineer

With over 17 years of experience architecting application driven clusters and storage solutions to his credit, Joe Lipman is a Senior Sales Engineer at Advanced HPC. Joe is a recognized high performance computing expert with specialties including custom HPC Linux Clusters leveraging the latest Intel Scalable, AMD EPYC, NVIDIA’s GPUs and Mellanox network technology; high performance parallel storage solutions utilizing BeeGFS, GPFS, Lustre and Panasas; and distributed file systems, purpose built file system hardware and software solutions based on ZFS, Ceph, Hadoop and object storage. He likewise has extensive experience providing cognitive data workflow artificial intelligence solutions with StrongLink as well as developing tape backup library hardware and archive software solutions with LTFS functionality. One of Advanced HPC’s co-owners, Joe lives in San Diego.

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John Stoepler

Director of Marketing

John Stoepler is the Director of Marketing for Advanced HPC and is the first sole marketing lead in the company’s history. He is responsible for defining Advanced HPC’s strategic marketing platform, corporate vision and brand expression. Concurrently, he orchestrates co-branding and go-to-market initiatives with Advanced HPC’s world-renowned partners including HGST, Intel, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Supermicro. In addition to having over 20 years of diverse marketing and brand leadership experience, John is a noted investor relations specialist and a former two-time President of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), San Diego Chapter. John is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a former marketing instructor at San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Juliet, and two Persian cats.

John Stoepler

Director of Marketing

John Stoepler is the Director of Marketing for Advanced HPC and is the first sole marketing lead in the company’s history. He is responsible for defining Advanced HPC’s strategic marketing platform, corporate vision and brand expression. Concurrently, he orchestrates co-branding and go-to-market initiatives with Advanced HPC’s world-renowned partners including HGST, Intel, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Supermicro. In addition to having over 20 years of diverse marketing and brand leadership experience, John is a noted investor relations specialist and a former two-time President of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), San Diego Chapter. John is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a former marketing instructor at San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Juliet, and two Persian cats.

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Cesar Leal

Production Manager

Cesar Leal serves as Production Manager for Advanced HPC. He is charged with overseeing the company’s production, including everything from managing product builds to quality control and testing. Cesar collaborates closely with multiple departments to not only assure that the company’s products and solutions meet customer expectations, but that they are also delivered with exacting precision. He has worked for 11-plus years in high performance computing; six with Advanced HPC. In his spare time, Cesar enjoys spending time with his family. He makes his home in San Diego with his wife, Wendy, and three children.

Cesar Leal

Production Manager

Cesar Leal serves as Production Manager for Advanced HPC. He is charged with overseeing the company’s production, including everything from managing product builds to quality control and testing. Cesar collaborates closely with multiple departments to not only assure that the company’s products and solutions meet customer expectations, but that they are also delivered with exacting precision. He has worked for 11-plus years in high performance computing; six with Advanced HPC. In his spare time, Cesar enjoys spending time with his family. He makes his home in San Diego with his wife, Wendy, and three children.

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