Electric Cloud is Pleased to Announce the Release of ElectricAccelerator® 8.1

Original Creation Date: 2015-10-01 21:59:53 UTC


This release of ElectricAccelerator contains several new features that improve reporting; performance and usability enhancements along with expanded platform support for the latest versions of major Linux distributions.

Cluster Manager Reporting

ElectricAccelerator 8.1 features a dramatic refresh of the Cluster Manager reporting system, with an emphasis on producing actionable intelligence to assist in identifying and correcting performance problems and monitoring cluster health and utilization. In addition, most reports are updated with a modern look-and-feel, and support permalinking, download-to-CSV, and interactive functionality. For more information about the new and updated reports, please see the ElectricAccelerator documentation at http://docs.electric-cloud.com.


Parse Performance

Parse performance is improved up to 40% in environments with moderate-to-high network latency especially for Android builds.

Parse Avoidance

Parse avoidance can now be re-used across different workspaces, which is useful for both developer and Continuous Integration builds.


Basic annotation is now enabled by default in cluster mode.

Additional Platform Support

ElectricAccelerator now supports the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (kernel 3.10.0-229)
  • SLES 12 (kernel 3.12.28) (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (kernel 3.13) (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 14.10 (kernel 3.16) (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel 3.19) (64-bit)

Supported Platforms and Configurations

See the “Supported Platforms and System Requirements” chapter in the ElectricAccelerator Installation and Configuration Guide for a complete list of supported platforms and configurations.


Electric Cloud recommends that all customers upgrade their ElectricAccelerator components to version 8.1: Cluster Manager, cluster nodes (agent machines), and all local eMake build machines.

Supported Upgrade Paths

Accelerator 8.1 supports upgrades from all currently supported versions. See the “Upgrade” chapter in the ElectricAccelerator Installation and Configuration Guide for complete upgrade instructions.

Download Instructions

Download ElectricAccelerator 8.1 from the Electric Cloud Sharefile site.

  1. You may click here to reach the 8.1 installers, using your personalized login to Electric Cloud Sharefile. 
  2. You may also reach the installers by navigating to the /products/accelerator/release_8.1/ directory.
  • Platform and architecture-specific installers are in the windows, solaris, and linux

For More Information

See the ElectricAccelerator Version 8.1 Release Notes for more information about product improvements and known issues. Release Notes and documentation is available at Release Notes.


Contact Technical Support with questions about this release at support@electric-cloud.com or at 408.419.4300 (option 2).


Contact product management, with feedback on this or any ElectricAccelerator release at productmanagement@electric-cloud.com.

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