ENIAC: Everything You Need To Know

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ENIAC’s and its contemporaries’ origins may be traced back to World War II. Then, artillery units used tables to estimate the trajectory of the shells they were firing, still a mind-numbing effort to compute the variables—the gun’s angle, the terrain’s condition, and other variables.

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Mauchly and Eckert invented the Electrical Numerical Integrator And Calculator in 1946. The US military-funded this research because it needed a computer to calculate artillery-firing tables.

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The ENIAC is historically significant because it established the foundations for modern electronic computing.

The Public Response

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ENIAC consisted of 17,468 vacuum tubes, 1,500 relays, 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors, and approximately five million hand-soldered joints, taking up 1,800 square feet of space.

How large was the ENIAC computer?

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