The Computers of John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly

Two computer inventors that changed the world.

John Mauchly & John Presper Eckert
John Mauchly & John Presper Eckert. Mary Bellis

On May 31, 1943, a military commission on a new type of computer began; John Mauchly was the chief consultant and John Presper Eckert was the chief engineer. This began the computing careers of two inventors that helped to change the world of computing forever.

The Computers of John Presper Eckert & John Mauchly

  • The ENIAC Computer
    In 1946, John Mauchly and John Presper Eckert developed the ENIAC I (Electrical Numerical Integrator And Calculator).
  • EDVAC
    In August 1944, John Mauchly and J Presper Eckert proposed the building of a new machine called the electronic discrete variable automatic computer or EDVAC. The EDVAC was the first internally stored program computer to be built, a major improvement over the ENIAC.
  • EDVAC
  • Specs
  • EDVAC Design
  • EDVAC
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Bellis, Mary. "The Computers of John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly." ThoughtCo, Jun. 30, 2017, thoughtco.com/john-presper-eckert-and-john-mauchly-1991404. Bellis, Mary. (2017, June 30). The Computers of John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/john-presper-eckert-and-john-mauchly-1991404 Bellis, Mary. "The Computers of John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/john-presper-eckert-and-john-mauchly-1991404 (accessed December 12, 2017).