acronym from "electronic numeral integrator and computer," device built 1946 at University of Pennsylvania by John W. Mauchly Jr., J. Presper Eckert Jr., and J.G. Brainerd. It cost $400,000, used 18,000 radio tubes, and was housed in a 30-foot-by-50-foot room.
1. It takes two days to set up problems that ENIAC solves in two seconds.
2. Our small computers are much faster than the ENIAC now. But we still remember it.