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ENIAC

 
 
ENIAC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. ENIAC Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  ENIAC, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, was invented by J. Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly. It was built here at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. The invention of this first all-purpose digital computer signaled the birth of the Information Age.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.141′ N, 75° 11.402′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on S, 33rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 S 33rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Penn Relays (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walter Golaski (approx. 0.3 miles away); Philadelphia General Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Woodlands (approx. mile away); Commodore David Porter
ENIAC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. ENIAC Marker
(approx. mile away); Edward Drinker Cope (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paul Philippe Cret (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Regarding ENIAC. ENIAC was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania on February 15, 1946 and was heralded as a "Giant Brain" by the press. It had a speed on the order of one thousand times faster than that of electro-mechanical machines; this computational power, coupled with general-purpose programmability, excited scientists and industrialists alike
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Another ENIAC marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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