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.
Agreement start: 1 August 2015
Agreement end: 31 July 2020
Invoice date: 1 May or 1 February for "Early Bird" sites
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.
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.
This long established Chest Agreement has been renewed for five more years to support the many sites that use NAG’s software products.
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
The agreement covers the NAG Libraries.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
Free 30 day evaluation trials are available. Please contact Chest Help
Product documentation may be downloaded from here.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplier home page: www.nag.co.uk
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.
Hardware requirements are available from NAG.
Software is delivered via electronic download. The software is controlled by licence keys. New keys are issued by the NAG.
Response Centre email@example.com.
The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.
This Site licence is subject to the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.
Licences are of three or five years duration, commencing 1 August 2015. Sites joining the agreement after this date may have their first year’s fee pro-rated so that their anniversary date is August - in this instance please contact Chest Help.
Sites licensed until 31 July 2018 can extend their licence for a further two years from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2020.
For the subsequent years, Sites will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of this Agreement (1 May).
Chest is an Enterprise of Jisc. All Purchase orders must be made out to Jisc, 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB to cover all charges plus VAT.
All terms contained in a PO are expressly rejected and do not form part of the Licence or vary the Licence terms in any way.
Payments are due within thirty days of invoice date; recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with UK statutory provisions.
At the end of the Licence Period, unless a further Licence Period is entered into, Licensee must cease all use of the Licensed Product and de-install and destroy all copies in its possession.
The product(s) may be used by any Authorised User of the Licensee for Educational Purposes which <includes/does not include> the administration and management of the licensee’s educational and research operations. These permissions are described in the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.
|Administration and management||Yes|
|Staff home use rights||Yes|
|Student home use rights||Yes|
|Installation on Hosted Server||No|
Home use licences are included for all staff and students.
Institutions may choose to purchase a Department rather than a Site Licence.
Please contact Chest Help if you want Department Licence and we will apply the appropriate discounts to your invoice.
Two Year Licence Extension for holders of 3 year licences and annual site licence fees for 5 year licence holders are shown in the table below.
For reference purposes only, the original 2015 pricing for 3 and 5 year licences can be downloaded here.
Payment terms and conditions are shown on the terms and Conditions tab.
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