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The Eniac

SI Neg. 90-7164.09. Date: 1990...This invention of the War Department in 1946, The ENIAC (Electronical Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first electronic computer. Refered to as a mathematical robot, The ENIAC is the invention of Dr. J. W. Mauchly and Mr. J. Presper Eckert. Containing close to 18,000 vacuum tubes, the machine occupied a room 30 by 50 feet and weighed 30 tons. ..Credit: Laurie Minor-Penland (Smithsonian Institution)

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Taken on October 19, 2004