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History of Computers: ABC and ENIAC

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History of Computers: ABC and ENIAC

  1. 1. Group #9: Glaze Aubrey Villanueva Researcher/Reporter-Invention AllaizaRochelle Velasquez PPT Creator/Reporter-Inventors Jahlen Tuvilleja Group Leader/PPT Editor&Designer/Reporter-Uses
  2. 2. Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) • The ABC was constructed between 1937 to 1942 at Iowa State University.
  3. 3. Descriptions: • world’s first electronic-digital computer • It weighed 750 lbs, computed 0.06 operations per second had 0.37 KB in memory. • It was announced as an electrical computing machine with more than 300 vacuum tubes that would compute complicated algebraic equations. • Ideas from the ABC were used in the design of ENIAC.
  4. 4. Dr. Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry
  5. 5. Atanasoff-Berry Computer Demonstration
  6. 6. Uses : • Using binary digits to represent all numbers and data. • Performing all calculations using electronic rather than wheels, ratchets, or mechanical switches. • Organizing a system in which computation and memory are separated. • It could do 30 add/subtract operations per second.
  7. 7. ENIAC
  8. 8. Electrical Numerical Integrator And Calculator (ENIAC) • They began making it in 1943 and ended in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania.
  9. 9. Descriptions: • The ENIAC was the first successful general purpose electronic digital computer that was built in during World War II. • It had a speed of one thousand times that of electro-mechanical machines. • It contained 17,468 vacuum tubes, along with 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors, 1,500 relays, 6,000 manual switches and 5 million soldered joints. • ENIAC was a modular computer, composed of individual panels to perform different functions. • It costs almost $500,000 and required 6 full- time technicians to keep it running.
  10. 10. John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert
  11. 11. Uses: • In one second, the ENIAC (one thousand faster than any other calculating machine to date) could perform 5,000 additions, 357 multiplications and 38 divisions. • It was used for many other applications. • ENIAC’s field of application included scientific uses.
  12. 12. REFERENCE: • http://spge- bg.com/index2.php?lang=en&mainB=1&subB=3&file=en/home/j_atanasoff.php • http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/99/391 • http://computerhistory-darian.blogspot.com/2010/05/eniac.html • http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinventions/a/Clifford_Berry.htm • http://history-computer.com/People/images/MauchlyPortrait.jpg • http://history-computer.com/People/images/Eckert.jpg • http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa050898.htm • http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Atanasoff-Berry+Computer • http://jva.cs.iastate.edu/operation.php • http://inventors.about.com/od/estartinventions/a/Eniac.htm • http://airandspace.si.edu/research/dsh/ldc/ldc_part4.html • http://library.thinkquest.org/21798/data/tqmainsite/eniac/ • http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/comeniac.htm • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqOWfAdO8Pw

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