Improving Download Services
Website/HTTP access to PDB data files is improving as RCSB PDB moves to a scalable, cloud-based service that will better support our growing user community. Access to this service via http://files.rcsb.org is not rate-limited or throttled for heavy users, and programmatic usage is encouraged.
This method is being used to deliver PDB entry data files (PDB and PDBx/mmCIF formats) from the Download Tool and from Structure Summary pages (Display and Download options). Data are returned faster and more reliably.
Simplified URLs point to compressed and uncompressed files to better enable use of PDB data in software applications:
(action/content is in bold)
|Directly display PDB entries in PDB or PDBx/mmCIF format in a web browser
|Download data files (uncompressed or compressed)
|Access an entry's non-coordinate information (authorship, citation, database references, etc.)