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When i viewed the cpuinfo file (using command: vi /proc/cpuinfo ), i found that there are listings for 4 processors( i.e 4 sets of listings each one starting with item ...
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    Is there a difference between processor and core?


    When i viewed the cpuinfo file (using command: vi /proc/cpuinfo ), i found that there are listings for 4 processors( i.e 4 sets of listings each one starting with item : processor - 0 ; processor -1 and so on..). Each of them have similar data among which one is "cpu cores" which is 2 for all.. How do i make sense of this data.. 4 processors with 2 cores each ? Also, what could be this hardware be classified as : dual core? quad core ?...

    P.s: each of these processor listings also have an item called "siblings" which is 2 for all... Just thought i'll include this here because i felt it may be relevant to this question..

    Appreciate any help!!!

    Thanks

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    Here is a good breakdown for you.


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    sounds like a dual core cpu with hyperthreading

    or a dual cpu dual core machine

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    Brilliant.. Thanks!!

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    Hello coopstah13,

    ya i think it's dual cpu dual cpu dual core machine...

    Thanks for your reply

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