ENIAC is a whiz at the Army's mathematics problems
19,000-Tube Device Is Whiz At Army's Mathematics Problems WASHINGTON, May 27 (U.R)— ENIAC sometimes gets upset, and so does Dr. L. S. Dederick. ENIAC is a 19,000-tube "electronic numerical integrator and calculator." It solves tough problems in nuclear physics, rocket trajectory, and supersonic airflow at the Army's Aberdeen (Md.) reason, Dederick takes great pains not to ask it relatively simple questions which lesser calculators might answer. "I once spent a month putting a problem to ENIAC," Dederick said. "It ran off the answer in half, an hour. It was a waste of ENIAC's time."