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Last Updated 2017-06-14

System requirements

JMAG 64-bit (Note 3)
Operating System
(Note 1)
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional
Windows Server 2012R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 (Note 2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (64-bit) SP2 or later (Note 2)
CPU Intel 64-bit (recommended):
- Intel Core i Series
- Intel Xeon Series
AMD 64-bit (recommended):
- AMD 64 Series
RAM Min. 4 GB (approx. 2.5 million elements when running an analysis)
* The amount of memory required depends on the number of necessary elements and conditions used for an analysis
Hard disk Min: 40GB free space (recommended)
Other OpenGL compatible graphics board
Ethernet board (network card)

[Note 1]
- We ceased providing technical support for Windows Server 2003 as of July 15, 2015.
- We ceased providing technical support for Windows 8 as of January 12, 2016.
- Windows Vista is no longer supported in JMAG-Designer version 15.1 or later.
  Notice of JMAG Technical Support Discontinuation for Windows Vista
[Note 2]
Linux Full Edition is supported by Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit) and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (64-bit) SP2 or later.
JMAG Linux module Solver Edition will no longer be offered after version 16.0.
[Note 3]
Support for 32-bit versions of JMAG-Designer will no longer be offered as of version 16.0.

Versions for Linking JMAG to Third-party Software

Importing CAD Models (InterOp)
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0
CATIA v5 R8 - R25 (V5 - 6R2016)
CATIA v4 CATIA 4.1.9 - CATIA 4.2.4
IGES - 5.3
PTC Creo Parametric*
(*Formerly Pro/ENGINEER)
16 - Creo 3.0
NX Direct NX1 - NX10
Solid Edge Direct V18 - ST8
SOLIDWORKS Direct 2003 - 2016
Parasolid Direct 9.0.* - 28.0.*
STEP 203, 214
Linking to CAD Systems (Linking to SOLIDWORKS)
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0
SOLIDWORKS 2015 - 2017
Linking to CAD Systems (CAPRI)
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0
CAPRI V3.21.3 CATIA v5 R21, R22, R23 (Note 1), R24, R25
PTC Creo Parametric
Creo 1.0, Creo 2.0 (Note 2), Creo3.0 (Note 1)
NX NX7.5, NX8.0, NX8.5 (Note 1), NX9, NX10
Importing SAT Files
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0
- Ver.R26
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0
SPEED - 2008
Script languages (Python)
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0
Python 2.7.10 (Windows), 2.7(Linux Full Edition) (Note 3)
Microsoft Script Debugger
(VB Script, JScript)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or later
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1 MATLAB Global Optimization Toolbox R2013a, R2013b, R2014a, R2014b, R2015a, R2015b, R2016a, R2016b, R2017a (Note 4)
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0 MATLAB Global Optimization Toolbox R2013a, R2013b, R2014a, R2014b, R2015a, R2015b, R2016a, R2016b (Note 4)
Coupled analysis
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0
SIMULIA Abaqus One-way coupled 6.10-2, 6.13, 6.14, 2016
Two-way coupled (CSE) 6.14, 2016
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1 STAR-CCM+ (Note 5) 11.04, 11.06
JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0 11.02, 11.04, 11.06
The modules necessary to link to a control simulator
Please see JMAG-RT Solutions for the system requirements.

[Note 1] Support for CAPRI 32-bit (CATIA V5 up to R23, Creo, and NX up to 8.5 ) has ended.
[Note 2] Coupling functionality for CAPRI and Creo2.0 is supported for version Creo 2.0 M40 or later.
Version M200 is recommended.
[Note 3] Installed by default in JMAG Installer.
[Note 4] R2015b and later are only supported in Windows versions of JMAG.
[Note 5] Only supported in Windows versions of JMAG.

SMP and MPP Solver

Recommended Hardware
CPUs Intel Xeon E5-26XX (XX:Number) x 2CPUs or later (for example E5-2695v4)
Please contact us if you intend to use any CPU that is not listed above.
RAM Physical memory with the fastest speed (clock) for your CPU like "DDR4 2400" is recommended.
Compatible memory depends on a kind of CPU. See the following site of in detail.
The number of physical memory (not quantity but number) greater or equal to the number of memory slots helps the parallel performance for SMP and MPP.
Sequential calculation 1 solver license
N threads parallel calculation 1 solver license + N/2 PA2 license(s)
* N : number of threads (up to 8 in JMAG V16, and up to 36 in JMAG V16.1 or later)
* The SMP parallel solver is available for ST, TR, DP (excluding FEM+BEM), FQ, HT, and EL.
MPP The number of solver licenses (hereafter called MPS) required for up to 128 parallel calculations are as follows:
Sequential calculation 1 solver license
Less than 16 processes parallel calculation 1 solver license + 2 MPS licenses
17-32 processes parallel calculation 1 solver license + 3 MPS licenses
33-64 processes parallel calculation 1 solver license + 4 MPS licenses
65-128 processes parallel calculation 1 solver license + 5 MPS licenses
* Please contact us if you wish to perform more than 128 parallel processes.
* The MPP solver is available for ST, TR, DP (excluding FEM+BEM), and FQ.
MPP For the MPP solver, Infiniband or better network is required.
Supported systems
Operating Systems Only 64-bit is supported.
Confirm the OS version that supports the MPI library from among the versions described in the JMAG operating environment.
Refer to information from the original provider regarding OS versions that support the MPI library.
MPI library JMAG-Designer Ver.16.1, JMAG-Designer Ver.16.0
 - Intel MPI Library 5.0 (runtime package support)
* Please contact us regarding other operating environments.

GPU Support

JMAG GPU solver supports only GPU for math calculation made by NVIDIA. The following GPUs are currently supported:

  1. Tesla K40
  2. Quadro K6000
  3. Tesla K20
  4. Quadro 6000
  5. Tesla C2075
  6. Tesla C2070
  7. Tesla C2050

It is recommended to use the most recent GPU available to take full advantage of the GPU solver.
Please contact your distributor if you are considering using a GPU not listed above.
Static, transient response, and frequency response magnetic field analyses are also supported.

Supported Job schedulers

  • LSF
  • PBS
  • Torque
  • Slurm
  • Condor

Supported Cloud Systems

  • IBM Softlayer
  • AWS
  • FUJITSU Cloud
  • Rescale Platform

Using JMAG on Virtual Machines

The JMAG license system does not currently support license management for virtual machines.
Please follow the instructions below to use JMAG on a virtual machine.

  1. Obtain licenses issued for the physical address of a computer that is not a virtual machine to use as the license server.
  2. Run JMAG on the virtual machine as a client.

The following restrictions for managing licenses will be removed as soon as the JMAG license system supports virtual machines.

*The system requirements change as needed. Please contact us for more information.

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