ELECTRONIC NUMERICAL INTEGRATOR AND COMPUTER
USED DURING WWII

The Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) was developed by Eckert & Mauchly in 1943 for the US Army during WWII to create ballistic tables. It comprised approximately 18,000 vacuum tubes and took up an area of 1,800 square feet. It utilised 160 Kilowatts of power and used punch cards for its output. It was the first computer with its own Random Access Memory (RAM).

 

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