Invented in 1944

  • Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer
  • Invented by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert in August 1944 to calculate ballistic trajectories for proposed weapon designs.It costed 100K to make.It stands for electronic discrete variable automatic computer.
  • Contained almost 6,000 vacuum tubes, 12,000 diodes, consumed 56kW of power and weighed 17,300 pounds. Also, the first multipurpose computer.
  • Heavily influenced the Manchester Baby computer and other designs from Cambridge.
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