Magma is a computational algebra system maintanied by the Computational Algebra Group, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney.  The Courant Institute has an agreement with the Simons Foundation covering US Educational and Scientific Research Institutions.  This license allows us to install and provide Magma for the Courant community.  Based on this agreement, we currently have Magma installed for use on TWO hosts, both running CentOS 7: 

Attempts to run magma on any other CIMS host will result in a licensing error. If you would like to install Magma on your personal machine, please visit our software page or email for details.

These instructions should get any Courant member with a CIMS account up and running with Magma:

user@pubbox52[~]$ ssh snappy1
user@snappy1[~]$ which magma
user@snappy1[~]$ magma
Magma V2.21-10    Wed Mar 16 2016 13:21:58 on snappy1  [Seed = 3747835766]

|       This copy of Magma has been made available through a        |
|                   generous initiative of the                      |
|                                                                   |
|                         Simons Foundation                         |
|                                                                   |
| covering U.S. Colleges, Universities, Nonprofit Research entities,|
|               and their students, faculty, and staff              |

Type ? for help.  Type <Ctrl>-D to quit.
> print 2 + 2;

Please consult the Magma documentation at  Users just getting started will find the "First Steps with Magma" PDF provided at that link particularly useful.