512 (number)

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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} Template:Number 512 is the natural number following 511 and preceding 513.

512 is a power of two: 29 (2 to the 9th power) and the cube of 8: 83.

Also, it is the eleventh Leyland number.

Special use in computers

512 bytes is a common sector size and exactly a half of kibibyte.

Internet Relay Chat restricts the size of a message to 510 bytes, which fits to 512-bytes buffer together with message separating CRLF sequence.[1]

512 = 2·256 is the highest number of glyphs, which VGA character generator can use simultaneously.


  1. RFC 1459, section 2.3


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