While ENIAC was being built, J. Presper Eckert, John Mauchly,
John von Neumann, A. W. Burks, and Captain H. Goldstine were selected to work
on a new computer that would take advantage
of the lessons that they were learning from ENIAC.
They called this new computer EDVAC.
The EDVAC was smaller than the ENIAC, eliminated parallel operations,
and stored its own program code.
It was completed in August 1949 and it started limited operations in late 1951.
Meanwhile, von Neumann’s report on the EDVAC
inspired similar projects in England, Australia, and
elsewhere in the United States.
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