Welcome to the ENIAC Museum Online
Celebrating 60 Years of Computing 1946-2006
Happy Birthday, ENIAC! This year marks 60 years since
ENIAC launched the world into the Computing Age. Today,
it is difficult to imagine how we could manage without
the myriad electronic devices that we utilize each day.
From our cell phones, PDAs, and cameras to our automobiles,
airplanes, medical equipment and devices, electronics
is the engine driving us forward. And it was here at
the University of Pennsylvania that it all began.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science is proud
to have four of the original 40 panels of the ENIAC.
The artifacts on display represent approximately 1/10th
of its original size. It was announced on February 14th,
To celebrate ENIACs birthday, we have provided an opportunity for you to
use the ENIAC simulator online by visiting http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/~zoppke/D, or
here to read the
abstract on the workings of the ENIAC simulator.
You can also read a recently released Interview with
Presper Eckert from Computer World.
There were three existing technologies
that led to the development of ENIAC.
Learn about the inventors of the ENIAC.
The ENIAC in Action
Find out about the different parts of the ENIAC and more.
Speed and Money
That means the ENIAC was faster by a factor of 1,440. The cost to run a computer has dropped even faster.
of a New Age of Information
The success of Mauchly and Eckert inspired others to build improved computers. Every year, computers became smaller and less expensive.
Explore the many ways computers help us become more productive, meet new friends, and have fun!