The Zoo, on the third floor of Watson Hall, is a place for computer science students to work and collaborate.

The zoo houses 38 computers, each named after a different animal. There's also a fridge and espresso machine on the second floor to fill your noshing needs.

The Zoo facilities are maintained by ITS. If you have issues using the Zoo you can click here to submit a support ticket.
If you are requesting installation of new software you should first discuss it with a faculty member and they can submit a ticket on your behalf.

Check the diagram below to see which computers are currently available.

Useful Commands

ssh trb46@frog.zoo.cs.yale.edu
Open a shell for trb46 on frog
ssh trb46@node.zoo.cs.yale.edu
Open a shell on an arbitrary zoo node
(might lead to an offline node if there are any)
lpr filename
Print the given plain text file on zoo1
lpr -P zoo2 -K n filename
Print n copies of the given file on zoo2
finger trb46
Get info about the user trb46
getent passwd trb46
Compressed form of finger
w
Find out who's on your machine
write trb46 pts/4
Send a message to trb46 on tty pts/4

Available Nodes

python

hornet

termite

cricket

viper

cicada

cobra

frog

tick

turtle

chameleon

rattlesnake

perch

kangaroo

dolphin

gator

grizzly

cardinal

giraffe

monkey

rhino

hare

tiger

hippo

zebra

jaguar

peacock

bumblebee

newt

raven

hawk

woodpecker

Offline Nodes

aphid

ladybug

scorpion

swan

lion

macaw

Last updated: 2023-01-28 20:00:34.837082