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!!!