EDVAC is designed
The EDVAC, the electronic discrete variable computer,
was the successor to the ENIAC. It contained only 4000 vacuum tubes
to the ENIACís 18,000 but was more powerful primarily because of its ability
store programs. This was accomplished through mercury delay.
The architecture that the EDVAC was based on is the same that is used in
the majority of computers today.
Although the EDVAC was not completed until 1952, the
other computers completed around this time, including the UNIVAC and the
EDSAC, were all based off of its design. The EDVAC is important because
it allowed for the storing of programs and developed an architecture that
has been used in nearly every digital computer since that time.
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