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NAG 2015

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Numerical Algorithms Group. NAG produces and distributes numerical, symbolic, statistical, visualisation and simulation software for the solution of problems in a wide range of applications in areas including science, engineering, financial analysis and research.

Key Facts


  • Site or departmental licence
  • Simplified “per operating system” licensing model
  • Fixed pricing for five years

Important Dates 

Agreement start: 1 August 2015

Agreement end: 31 July 2020

Invoice date: 1 May or 1 February for "Early Bird" sites

Commitment Period

Institutions may join the agreement from the date of joining until 31 July 2018 or until 31 July 2020. Sites licensed until 31 July 2018 can extend their licence for a further two years from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2020.

Eligible Institutions

Higher and Further Education and Research Councils in the United Kingdom, and to Universities and Colleges of Further Education in the Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Jisc’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Chest will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.

Background Information

This long established Chest Agreement has been renewed for five more years to support the many sites that use NAG’s software products.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Owner: The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd, registered in England and Wales (company number 1249803), whose registered office is Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford, OX2 8DR

Product Description

The agreement covers the NAG Libraries.

The charges also include support, new versions, system releases and associated new documentation. New platforms will be available within the charges if and when commercially available from NAG.

NAG produces and distributes numerical, symbolic, statistical, visualisation and simulation software for the solution of problems in a wide range of applications in areas including science, engineering, financial analysis and research.

Useful resources

Nearest Correlation Matrix (NCM) Material

Keep updated with NAG's latest Webinars

NAG is a proud partner of the EU POP project, and via POP, regularly presents learning webinars around application performance.  Over the last year or so the POP Team, collaborators and users have presented some really insightful sessions. All were recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Using OpenMP Tasking
How to Improve the Performance of Parallel Codes
Exascale Matrix Factorization: Using Supercomputers and Machine Learning for Drug Discovery
Software for Linear Algebra Targeting Exascale SLATE project

POP offers a unique free of charge service to EU organisations that helps analyse software and recommend improvements with a focus on HPC and parallelization. For more information see the POP website here

Team Sonnenwagen Optimize Solar Racing Car Aerodynamics with NAG's dco/c++

Team Sonnenwagen is a group of students from the Aachen Universities. They participated in the ‘World Solar Challenge’ (WSC) for the first time in 2017. The WSC is considered the most important race for solar-car teams on the international circuit. 40 teams from five continents compete against each other, all trying to complete a gruelling 3022 km stretch through the Australian outback -all the way from Darwin to Adelaide. The 2019 WSC sees the team bring an additional car to the race in the ‘Challenger’ class of vehicles, in their quest to capture a Top 3 podium finish. A very intensive development period is currently underway in the hope of the team achieving their mission.

NAG Solar car

Of course, the aerodynamics of the team’s cars are of paramount importance, and as such, this area has been put under a strict process. In early 2018, the team began a concept study. For validating the CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations, wind tunnel tests were conducted on the older car. After a nerve-wracking decision phase involving the concepts, a parameter study was initiated based on the validated simulation model. Various parameters, including for instance the radii of the edge fillets, or the angle of the trailing edge were observed in isolation. This allowed the team to perform the optimization step-by-step.

Learn how the Team Sonnenwagen used NAG’s Algorithmic Differentiation Tool dco/c++ to optimize the car’s aerodynamics here.

Non-Negative Matrix Factorization analysing high-dimensional datasets.  

Edvin Hopkins, Technical Consultant at NAG, recently gave a highly topical presentation to delegates attending a Machine Learning and AI conference in London.  Edvin’s presentation, 'Non-negative Matrix Factorization analysing high-dimensional datasets', was well received and has since made quite an impact on NAG's social networks.  If you would like to know more, you can check out Edvin's presentation by clicking on the below image.

Characteristics of data matrices slide

Introducing the NAG Optimization Corner - NAG is writing about mathematical optimization in their new blog post series...find out more... 

NAG Student Prize Winner - NAG's latest Student Prize Winner is Jonathan Hüser, for his excellent work ‘Algorithmic Differentiation of Non-smooth and Discontinuous Functions'.

NAG Student Prize Winner - Maartyn Wyns who studies at the University of Antwerp, shines a light on the calibration of stochastic local volatility models

The Role of Matrix Functions webinar recording

NAG Code Contributors  - future-proofing algorithmic code with the NAG Library
Collaboration is at the heart of NAG and the NAG Library, with people from all over the world contributing hundreds of algorithms.

Using the NAG Toolbox for MATLAB - read how Manchester University is using it

Service and Support


Free 30 day evaluation trials are available. Please contact Chest Help

Product Documentation

Product documentation may be downloaded from here.

Training and Training Materials

Product Training is available from NAG.

Sites licensing NAG Software under the 'GOLD' option are entitled to 1 or 2 days HPC and Software Training from NAG per year. The provision of such courses is subject to trainer availability and. Travel and subsistence costs are chargeable.

Details of current NAG Product Training and HPC and Software Training can be found here

Technical Support

Sites holding site-wide licences are entitled to up to a maximum of twelve Technical Contacts.

Sites holding department licences are entitled to two Technical Contacts.

Telephone support will be provided by NAG to the designated Technical Contact(s) or his/her deputy(ies).

NAG Contact Details:

  • Switchboard: 01865 511 245
  • Technical Support: support@nag.co.uk
  • Account Manager: John Holden
  • Phone: 01865 518052 (Direct Line)
  • Fax: 01865 310139
  • Email: john.holden@nag.co.uk
  • Address: The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd 
    Wilkinson House
    Jordan Hill Road
    OX2 8DR

On-site support will be provided, upon request. For current charges contact NAG. NAG will provide consultancy support, as requested on a chargeable basis.

The software is controlled by licence keys. New keys are issued by the NAG Response Centre support@nag.co.uk

Supplier Web Address

Supplier home page: www.nag.co.uk

System releases, new versions and functionality

One copy of system releases and/or new versions and/or new supporting documentation will be sent by NAG to Licensed Sites as and when they become commercially available.


Windows (32 and 64 bit), Linux (including 64-bit), Solaris, Mac OS X, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX and TRU64

Hardware requirements are available from NAG.

Method of delivery of product

Software is delivered via electronic download. The software is controlled by licence keys. New keys are issued by the NAG.

Response Centre support@nag.co.uk.

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