Eniac



acronym from “electronic numeral integrator and computer,” device built 1946 at University of Pennsylvania by John W. Mauchly Jr., J. Presper Eckert Jr., and J.G. Brainerd. It cost $400,000, used 18,000 radio tubes, and was housed in a 30-foot-by-50-foot room.

Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer
Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer

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