Electric Cloud is Pleased to Announce the Release of ElectricAccelerator® 8.2

Original Creation Date: 2016-05-03 16:51:41 UTC


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

Windows Performance

This release introduces Jobcache for Windows, which dramatically improves the performance of Windows builds when using ElectricAccelerator.  The JobCache feature is now available on the Windows platform for the Microsoft Visual Studio C/C++ as well as the gcc compiler.


Android M support

ElectricAccelerator now supports Android Marshmallow (6.0.1) and the Java Android Compiler Kit (JACK).


Enhanced Cygwin Support

64 bit Cygwin support is introduced with this release. Latest versions for 32-bit are now also supported.


This release improves the scalability of the ClusterManager for supporting larger number of concurrent builds and agents.


Several web security best practices were applied to the ElectricAccelerator Cluster Manager, such as disabling web server directory listings and disabling TLSv1.


Additional Platform Support

ElectricAccelerator now supports the following platforms:

  • Ubuntu Linux 16.04 (kernel 4.4.0-18) (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu Linux 15.10 (kernel 4.2.0-34) (64-bit)
  • RHEL 7.2 (kernel 3.10.0-327) (64-bit)
  • RHEL 6.7 (kernel 2.6.32-573) (32- and 64-bit)
  • RHEL 5.11 (kernel 2.6.18.-398) (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (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 8.2: Cluster Manager, cluster nodes (agent machines), and all local eMake build machines.

Supported Upgrade Paths

Accelerator 8.2 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 8.2 from the Electric Cloud Sharefile site:

  1. You may click here to reach the 8.2 installers, using your personalized login to Electric Cloud Sharefile.
  2. Navigate to the /products/accelerator/release_8.2/ directory.
  • Platform and architecture-specific installers are in the windows, solaris, and linux subdirectories

For More Information

See the ElectricAccelerator Version 8.2 Release Notes for more information about product improvements and known issues. Release Notes and documentation is available at 8.2 Release Notes or Accelerator Documentation.


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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