Dr. Michael Doyle, Director of the UCSF Center for Knowledge Management (CKM) begins to create a research strategy for the CKM. Together with David Martin and Cheong Ang, he plans a project in response to the NSF Brain Research Project RFP in June of 1993. They begin discussing creating a "Knowledge Navigator" that will provide access through a World Wide Web browser interface to a brain-research knowledge base with real-time visualizations of brain models using distributed visualization servers. | View Document |
The CKM team designs system refinements to allow their remote visualization servers to use delta-encoding and compression technology to efficiently stream interactive visualizations from the remote servers to users' Web browsers on low-cost machines. | View Document |
Dr. Doyle decides to redirect their project towards a new Digital Libraries RFP from the NSF and ARPA, and to refocus it on human developmental anatomy. He renames it the "Visible Embryo Project.
Dr. Doyle instructs his CKM staff to create a Bay-Area Special Interest Group for the World Wide Web (SIG-Web) to bring together academic and industry researchers with a common interest in advancing the state-of-the-art of the World Wide Web. The first SIG-Web meeting is held at UCSF, and includes companies such as Xerox, O'Reilly Publishers, Pacific Bell and Sun Microsystems. Subsequent meetings are held at Xerox PARC, Amdahl, SLAC, Sun Microsystems and UC Berkeley. | View Announcement |
The CKM team demonstrates their new system to Dr. Donald Lindberg, Director of the National Library of Medicine, and Director of the National High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) coordination office, during a UCSF conference for participants in the CKM's ongoing Red Sage electronic medical journals project. They also do a second private demonstration of the system during the conference to the Red Sage project team, which includes industry researchers from Bell Labs, Sun Microsystems, and two medical journal publishers.
The CKM team demonstrates their new Visible Embryo Project web cloud application technology at the second meeting of SIG-Web in the Xerox PARC Auditorium. | View Announcement |
On the invitation of Dr. Lindberg, Dr. Doyle travels to Bethesda, MD to demonstrate the CKM's new web cloud application technology at an HPCC conference held at the National Library of Medicine's Lister Hill Center.
The CKM team demonstrates their new web cloud application technology at the Silicon Graphics Corporate Briefing Center, where Dr. Doyle discusses its relevance to the emerging science of human genomics. | View Video |
Dr. Doyle creates an initial draft proposal for the Digital Libraries RFP and distributes it to the project collaborators. | View Document |
NCSA's Mosaic Development Team agrees to be a collaborator on Dr. Doyle's Digital Libraries Proposal, in a letter to Dr. Doyle from Marc Andreessen's supervisor. The project is disbanded when one of the key medical publishing partners decides to pull out. The proposal is never submitted to the NSF. | View Letter |
The CKM's web cloud application technology is presented at the IEEE Visualization 94 conference, in Washington, DC. | View Paper |
The co-inventors found Eolas Technologies Inc, and Eolas negotiates with the University of California to license the exclusive pending patent rights for the cloud application technology invention.
Dr. Doyle discusses the Eolas invention and pending patent application with Sun Microsystems CTO, Eric Schmidt (future CEO and Chairman of Google), on a telephone call.
Eolas releases its WebRouser advanced browser online, the world's first cloud-application-enabled web browser, to allow noncommercial users to "wake up the Web." | View Announcement |
Dr. Doyle creates a business plan for Eolas with a product plan describing the "Eolas Web OS" (page 15) which successfully foretells the future commercial development of the World Wide Web. Bill Joy, of Sun Microsystems, gives an internal corporate slide presentation that, on page 5, describes Eolas as a primary threat to Java, second in importance only to Microsoft. Microsoft later uses this slide presentation as an exhibit in their DOJ antitrust trial to show that they have competition. | View Business Plan | View Sun Presentation |
Eolas collaborates with Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center to create the world's first web-cloud-based interactive interface to a live medical records database, allowing doctors to search for and view patient records from their 1.5-million-patient Surgical Information System, and to interactively reschedule operating rooms by dragging and dropping time blocks directly in the web page. | View Publication |
Eolas' WebRouser web browser product is featured on the cover of the February 1996 issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal, a popular tech industry magazine, and is showcased in the issue's lead article written by the Eolas founders. | View Publication |
Compaq coins the term "Cloud Computing" in an internal corporate document forecasting the long-term future of the Web, three years after the technology was first demonstrated by Eolas' founders at UCSF. The term, and the technology, don't come into general use for another ten years. | View Article | View Compaq Document |
Eolas presents its cloud-based MultiVIS system at the SPIE 3905, 28th AIPR Workshop: 3D Visualization for Data Exploration and Decision Making, in Washington, DC | View Paper |
Microsoft announces the AJAX ActiveX Control, to allow web page apps to access back-end databases, more than five years after the CKM web cloud application technology was demonstrated to them by Eolas' founders. | View Wikipedia Page |
Dr. Doyle serves as Chief Scientist on a contract from the National Institutes of Health funding development of new kinds of applications that would work with powerful computers over high-speed networks. As part of this project, Eolas leads technology development for a multi-University team that reconstructs over 30 embryos from the Carnegie Collection and made them available on computers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego. As a result of having access to this data, Dr. Charles Paidas at Johns Hopkins University is able to compare the reconstructed Carnegie Collection data to 3D ultrasounds to detect birth defects and plan intrauterine surgeries to correct them. | View White Paper | View Final Report |
Google CEO (and former Sun Microsystems CTO) Eric Schmidt calls cloud computing "an emergent new model" at the 2006 Search Engine Strategies conference, more than 12 years after the CKM's web cloud application technology is demonstrated to his Sun Microsystems staff, at UCSF, and more than 11 years after Mr. Schmidt discussed the Eolas founders' invention directly with Dr. Doyle on a phone call in the summer of 1995. | View Article 1 | View Article 2 | View Article 3 |
Eolas Technologies develops an online atlas for navigating the cellular neuroanatomy of Albert Einstein's brain, in cooperation with the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago. The iPad app uses Eolas' cloud-based virtual microscope system to make over 20 terabytes of cellular image data instantly browseable online. The app's release becomes worldwide news, including coverage on Good Morning America and the Today Show, and is named the Gizmodo App of the Day. | View Article | View Presentation |
After acquiring Sun Microsystems, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison claims to have been the inventor of the idea of cloud computing, in 1998 he says, which was more than four years after the technology was first demonstrated to Sun by Eolas' founders at UCSF. His pronouncement comes more than one year after Oracle licenses several of Eolas' web technology patents, and more than 18 years after the Eolas founders' first demos. | View Article |
Eolas' final patent issues based on the original 1994 patent application, with claims specifically focused on the cloud application aspects of the technology. | View Patent |
Eolas files suit against Google, Amazon, and Walmart, for infringment of Eolas' web cloud application technology patent. | View Press Release |
NetworkWorld declares 2015 The Year of the Cloud, more than 21 years after the Eolas founders first demonstrated the technology at UCSF. | View Article |