The Cooke 218 Classroom and Lab

This lab is used by the Department of Biological Sciences for a variety of instructional needs. It is comprised of Apple Macintosh Mac Pro systems, configured in a dual-boot mode using Apple's "Boot Camp" software so they can run both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows XP. Users can also run Windows applications using a VMware Fusion virtual machine or via the SENS Citrix servers.


Entry to this lab is via a card reader system to authorized users only.


This lab features a lecturer's system with projection capabilities.

System Configurations

Manufacturer: Apple
Model: Mac Pro
CPU Speed/Type: 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Naming Convention

There are 25 systems in this lab, named for types of cheese:

  • Bleu
  • Brie
  • Camembert
  • Cheddar
  • Edam
  • Emmental
  • Feta
  • Fontina
  • Gorgonzola
  • Gouda
  • Gruyere
  • Havarti
  • Jack
  • Mahon
  • Manchego
  • Mascarpone
  • Mozzarella
  • Munster
  • Parmesan
  • Provolone
  • Raclette
  • Ricotta
  • Stilton
  • Swiss
  • Taleggio

(If you see the hidden pun in this naming convention, congratulations!)


A picture of the 218 Cooke Hall facility