Tuesday, February 14, 2006

ENIAC's 60th Birthday

From an article on CNET about the birth of ENIAC, the first modern computer:

In February 1946, J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly were about to unveil, for the first time, an electronic computer to the world. Their ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, could churn 5,000 addition problems in one second, far faster than any device
yet invented.

Here's a comparison between ENIAC's processor and Intel's latest chip:

Read the whole article here.

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

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