System requirements

Last Updated 2021-09-09

System requirements | Versions for Linking JMAG to Third-party Software | SMP and MPP Solver | GPU Support | Supported Job schedulers | Supported Cloud Systems | Using JMAG on Virtual Machines

System requirements
JMAG 64-bit
Operating System
(Note 1)
Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise
Windows 8.1 Pro, Enterprise
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
RedHat Enterprise Linux 8 (8.1 or later)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 (7.7 or later)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 (6.8 or later)
SUSE Linux Enterprise 12
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)
Others OpenGL compatible graphics board
Ethernet board (network card)

[Note 1]
– Windows 10 Version 21H1, 20H2, 2004, 1909, 1903 are supported.
Versions for Linking JMAG to Third-party Software
Importing CAD Models (InterOp)
JMAG-Designer Ver.20.2, Ver.20.1 JMAG-Designer Ver.20.0
Windows Linux Windows Linux
CATIA v5 V5R8 – V5-6R2020 V5R8 – V5-6R2020
CATIA v4 CATIA 4.1.9 – CATIA 4.2.4 CATIA 4.1.9 – CATIA 4.2.4
IGES ~5.3 ~5.3
PTC Creo Parametric* (*Formerly Pro/ENGINEER) 16 – Creo 7.0 16 – Creo 6.0
NX Direct NX 1 – NX1926 NX 1 – NX1847 NX 1 – NX1888 NX 1 – NX1847
Solid Edge Direct V18 – SE2020 V18 – ST11 V18 – SE2020 V18 – ST11
SOLIDWORKS Direct 2003 – 2021 2003 – 2019 2003 – 2020 2003 – 2019
Parasolid Direct 9.0.x – 32.0.x 9.0.x – 31.1.x
STEP AP203, AP214, AP242 AP203, AP214, AP242
Inventor V11 – 2020 V11 – 2020
Linking to CAD Systems (Linking to SOLIDWORKS)
JMAG-Designer Ver.20.2, Ver.20.1, Ver.20.0
SOLIDWORKS 2019 – 2021
Linking to CAD Systems (CAPRI)
JMAG-Designer Ver.20.2, Ver.20.1, Ver.20.0
CAPRI Windows 64bit V3.50.0 CATIA v5 R25, R26, R27, R28
PTC Creo Parametric Creo3.0, Creo4.0 (Note 1)
NX NX10, NX11, NX12 (Note 2)
Linking to CAD Systems (CAD LINK)
JMAG-Designer Ver.20.2, Ver.20.1 JMAG-Designer Ver.20.0
Windows Windows
CATIA V5 R27 – R30(V5-6R2020) R27, R28, R29
PTC Creo Parametric Creo 3.0, Creo 4.0, Creo 5.0, Creo 6.0 Creo 3.0, Creo 4.0, Creo 5.0, Creo 6.0
NX NX10 – NX1926(Note 2) NX10, NX11(Note 2), NX12, NX 1847, NX1849, NX1872, NX1888
Importing SAT Files
JMAG-Designer Ver.20.2, Ver.20.1, Ver.20.0 ~R29(Note 6)
JMAG-Designer Ver.20.2, Ver.20.1, Ver.20.0
SPEED ~9.06
Script languages
JMAG-Designer Ver.20.2, Ver.20.1, Ver.20.0
Python 3.8 / 2.7 (Note 3)
VB Script, JScript Compatible with the standard installed versions for a Windows OS
Microsoft Script Debugger (Note 4) Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or later
JMAG-Designer Ver.20.2, Ver.20.1, Ver.20.0
MATLAB Global Optimization Toolbox R2013a, R2013b, R2014a, R2014b, R2015a, R2015b, R2016a, R2016b, R2017a, R2017b, R2018a, R2018b, R2019a, R2019b, R2020a, R2020b (Note 5)
Coupled analysis
JMAG-Designer Ver.20.2, Ver.20.1, Ver.20.0
SIMULIA Abaqus One-way coupled 2019, 2020, 2021
Two-way coupled (CSE) 2019, 2020, 2021
STAR-CCM+ 2020.2(15.04), 2020.3.1(15.06), 2021.1.1(16.02)
The modules necessary to link to a control simulator
Please see JMAG-RT Solutions for the system requirements.

[Note 1] The CAPRI – Creo 3.0 linking function supports Creo 3.0 M010 or later.
[Note 2] The NX11CAD linking function supports NX 11.0.2 (maintenance pack 12) or later.
[Note 3] Installed by default in JMAG Installer.
[Note 4] Necessary only when debugging in VB Script or JScript.
[Note 5] R2015b and later are only supported in Windows versions of JMAG.
SMP and MPP Solver
GPU Support
JMAG GPU solver supports only GPU for math calculation made by NVIDIA. The following GPUs are currently supported.

●When using GPU licenses (New GPU Solver)

Recommended Hardware
Operation confirmation of GPU Solver has been done on the following NVIDIA GPU having Compute Capability 7.0, 7.5, and 3.5.

  • Quadro GV100 7.0
  • Geforce RTX 2080 Ti 7.5
  • Geforce RTX 3080 8.6 (Note 2)
  • Tesla K40 3.5

For looking for other GPU boards which have Compute Capability, please see the following web page NVIDIA provided.

1 solver license + 1 GPU license (Note 1)
Analysis type
  • Magnetostatic
  • Transient Magnetic
  • Time Harmonic Magnetic

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.

(Note 1) GPU licenses are available on JMAG-Designer Ver.20.0 and later.
Only one GPU board can be used in 20.0 or later.
(Note 2) JMAG-Designer Ver.20.0.02/20.1.01 or later.

●When using PA2 Licenses (Previous GPU Solver)
GPU calculations using PA2 licenses were no later developed in December 2020.
It can also be used by JMAG-Designer Ver.20.0 and later, but there are no future improvements.
Please consider using a GPU license. (Licenses are different. Please let your sales representative know.)

When using the Previous GPU solver with PA2 licenses in JMAG-Designer Ver.20.0 or later, the environment variable “JMAG_GPU_OLD_License” must be set.
For more information, please refer to JMAG-Designer Help.

Recommended Hardware
  1. Quadro GV100
  2. Quadro GP100
  3. Tesla K40
  4. Quadro K6000
  5. Tesla K20
  6. Quadro 6000
  7. Tesla C2075
  8. Tesla C2070
  9. Tesla C2050
GPU N board 1 solver license + (N+1) PA2 license(s)


GPU 1 board 1 solver license + 2 PA2 license(s)
GPU 2 board 1 solver license + 3 PA2 license(s)
Analysis type
  • Magnetostatic
  • Transient Magnetic
  • Time Harmonic Magnetic

When using the previous GPU solver, GPUs are only available for Windows 64bit modules.

Supported Job schedulers
  • LSF
  • PBS
  • Torque
  • Slurm
  • Condor
Supported Cloud Systems
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • IBM Softlayer
  • Rescale Platform

*Please contact us for more information.
*While JMAG can be run via the above clouds, actual computers must be prepared for license servers.
Licenses are issued to physical addresses

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.