John Mauchly - Claim to Fame:
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- ENIAC 1: John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly
20,000 vacuum tubes later... our own in-depth feature. The ENIAC I (Electrical Numerical Integrator And Calculator) was developed by John Mauchly and John Presper Eckert in 1946.
- The UNIVAC Computer
The Universal Automatic Computer or UNIVAC was another computer milestone achieved by Dr. J. Presper Eckert and Dr. John W. Mauchly.
John Mauchly - Biography:
John Mauchly's Introduction to ComputersBy 1932, John Mauchly had received his Phd in physics, however, he had always maintened an interest in electrical engineering. In 1940. while Mauchly was teaching physics at Ursinus College in Philadelphia he was introduced to the newly developing field of electronic computers.
In 1941, John Mauchly attended a training course (taught by John Presper Eckert) in electronics at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Immediately after completing the course Mauchly also became an instructor at the Moore school.
John Mauchly & John Presper EckertIt was at Moore that John Mauchly began his research on designing a better computer and began his long working relationship with John Presper Eckert. The team collaborated on the construction of the ENIAC completed in 1946. They left the Morre shcool to start their own business the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation. The National Bureau of Standards asked the new company to build the Universal Automatic Computer aka the UNIVAC, the first computer to be produced commercially in the United States.