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John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert Unveil The ENIAC
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February 14, 1946

John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert Unveil The ENIAC

John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert unveil the much-anticipated ENIAC at the University of Pennsylvania. The ENIAC calculated 5,000 operations per second -- 1,000 times faster than its contemporaries. Impressive in size as well as strength, the machine occupied over 1,500 square feet of space, weighed 30 tons, and used 18,000 vacuum tubes.