ENIAC gets some post-war publicity, Eckert and Mauchly are properly credited for its invention.
Revolutionary Computing Machine Perfected By Army Solves Tough Mathematical Problems Swiftly Inventors of the machine me Dr.. tables foi the Armj. it \\ill !j. W. Mauchlv and J- Presper Eck- equally complex peacetime 'crt. both on the faculty of Moore letm WASHINGTON, Fee. 19.-- (NBA) School. Weatner cvperts have de\ eloped An electric computing machine. Conldimng close to 18000 \acuun a mathematical equation which tan * ' By DOUGLAS LARSEN MIA Staff Correspondent 1,000 times faster than any previously built, has been developed ,u the new toiecast the weather almost per- Bu theic by the Army Ordnance Department ^^ n '"if occupies""a "room JO are mnumciable elements in the at the Moore School of Electrical r;^ f t nd we ,; hs 30 tons. Cost tremcly complex equation, such as Engineering of the Utmersity of g ""search and dc%elopment was tempeiature wind speed, time \eai. etc \\hen all the quantities are tinalh put m the equation, pioblem of solving it is so complex Co-imenters of EXIAC aie J. Utmersity of Pennsylvania. It will soon make possible exact, Along-iange weather picdictions, aid ladar explorations of the unncise of icscarch and development was $400,000 SOLVES COMPLEX PROBLEMS Mathematical pioblems and equa- and the studv of atomic energy and tions which used to take scientists . . _ . _ - - _ - 1 1 _.^*_ _ t . A ji_ J L _ ii*aa1i-c finrl mnnthc--o\ pn \\ lin UlG generally revolutionize the inathe- weeks and months--even with the Prosper Eckert, J r . left, and ..._ , J. \V. Mauchly, of the Universit matics of engineering, its mveiatois aid of the best electric computers-of i. en nsv lv aiua facult. e-laim It is said to be one of the can be worked out on the ENIAC in Jt takec . wceks to fjguie it out Bv greatest scientific "tools" ever dev- a few minutes This was demon- the timc lhe eqiia t lon ]s so l\cd the eloped And the potential effect on slrated at the fust public shotting of %%edther jt ^ a s supposed to foieeast science of this mechanical robot the machine. list hislorj But thtj have pro\ed isn t fullv realized yd they saj. ! Although the machine was- ongi-,that the equation is accuiatc The It is ca'lled the ENIAC--Electronic nally -developed to compute knghty I ENIAC will be able to Numerical Integiator and Computer and complicated firing and bombing )V .eather equation in a few minutes ' --- - ----- -- ;--Â· ~--~~ Armv experts claim