SHA-512 is part of the SHA-2 family of hash functions with a 512-bit output and a 256-bit security level.

SHA-512 is one of the algorithms in the SHA-2 family of cryptographic hash functions defined by NIST. It processes input in 1024-bit blocks, and has a 512-bit output, for a 256-bit security level. It is defined in terms of operations on 64-bit words.

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