The Eckert-Mauchly Award recognizes outstanding contributions to computer and digital systems architecture. The award was named for John Presper Eckert
and John William Mauchly
, who collaborated on the design and construction of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the first large-scale computing machine, which was completed in 1947. A certificate and $5,000 are awarded jointly by the ACM and the Computer Society for outstanding contributions to the field of computer and digital systems architecture.