Patent Number: 7,711,702

Title: System and method for immutably cataloging electronic assets in a large-scale computer system

Abstract: Systems and/or methods for storing and/or retrieving assets in connection with an extremely large scale computer storage system are provided. An asset catalog may comprise a plurality of asset catalog entries stored according to at least one schema and corresponding to a plurality of assets. A storage architecture may be capable of storing the plurality of assets, with the storage architecture comprising a storage locator and a federator. An item identification scheme may be capable of providing identifiers to reference, locate, and/or access said assets and/or said asset catalog entries stored in the asset catalog in the storage architecture. The computer storage system may be scalable essentially without limitation while maintaining asset storage and retrieval flexibility and substantially obsolescence-proof survivability of assets.

Inventors: Smolen; Richard (North Potomac, VA), Earman; Daniel (Bethesda, MD), Ripley; Rodney (Silver Spring, MD), Isaac; David (Bethesda, MD)

Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018