WORLD'S FIRST COMPUTER
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What was the world's first computer?
Electronic Numerator Integrator
Analyzer and Computer or Eniac for short holds the title for the world's first
Weighing in at
60,000 pounds and filling an entire room Eniac could perform calculations that
would take dozens of people to perform.
Completed in 1945 Eniac consisted
of over 18,000 vacuum tubes of which 2,000 needed replacing each month.
Eniac was first used for military calculations and had
to be programmed each time as it had no means for storing data.
However, in 1941, the world's first electronic computer
was up and running.
Colossus was created by Sir Harold Thomas Flower and
was used by England's Secret Military Intelligence Decoding Unit and was used
for breaking coded NAZI radio transmissions.
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