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Beside the detail, that the ENIAC wasn't 'programmable' in today's sense, but wired like a tabulator? Also, it wasn't 'with' a FPU, but only a FPU - if that's applicable at all, as ENIACs format wasn't float, but chunks of 10 digits up to interpretation. It was more of a configurable calculator than a computer in today's sense. Machines like the ENIAC as ...


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Asking about "the first architecture with an FPU" invites question-begging. Did the Zuse Z1, which used floating-point numbers for all arithmetic, "have an FPU"? The ENIAC did not have an FPU; it used a ten-digit decimal notation, with no floating-point features. The IBM 704 had one as standard equipment in 1954. It had various floating-...


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