Stephen Cunningham

Senior Network Operations Engineer


Current Projects

  • Member of the 3Rox Gigapop Engineering team
  • Executive Producer of the PSC HPC Monthly Workshop Series.

Steve has been with the Center for thirty-five years. Initially he played a large role in the infrastructure development of the NSFNet, seven years prior to the Internet.  Throughout the Center’s history, he has led in the field of distance learning and video over IP.  Today he is involved in all facets of the Center’s network, specializing in DNS, machine hardware and power.  For the last ten years he has produced the HPC Monthly Workshop Series responsible for teaching high performance computer programming to nearly 10,000 students at more than 70 universities worldwide.

Steve holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, with a specialty in digital electronic circuit design.

Outside of the workplace, Steve keeps busy in the local music community regularly performing with several groups throughout the tri-state area, as well as being the owner and engineer at Pittsburgh Sound Productions, one of the city’s most prestigious recording studios for almost forty years. His most recent ventures include Pittsburgh Amplification, which specializes in vacuum tube guitar amplifiers, and Pitt V-twin, a Harley Davidson reseller that has him in the wind on every sunny day.