Hardware Upgrades to PDB System

In order to provide the best access possible to the user community, the systems serving the primary distribution site have been upgraded. Two pairs of load-balanced Enterprise class Sun servers now administer the main Web server (www.rcsb.org/pdb) and the FTP server (ftp.rcsb.org/).

These redundant systems have been installed to ensure access -- even in the case of a hardware failure. These enhancements, in conjunction with the two independent network paths that now provide Web access to the sites, will allow PDB users to enjoy even more robust connectivity to PDB's resources.