Electric Cloud is Pleased to Announce the Release of ElectricAccelerator® 9.1

Summary

ElectricAccelerator 9.1 introduces several new capabilities that dramatically shrink CI cycles to enable customers to improve software quality while delivering more frequent releases. This release not only improves the scalability of ElectricAccelerator build clouds through 64-bit Cluster Manager support but also improves their manageability and usability through new Cluster Manager dashboards and enhanced filtering capabilities. In addition, support for the latest versions of GNU Make is introduced. This release also adds support for the latest versions of Android O and Chromium.

 

Cluster Manager Scalability

This release introduces 64-bit Cluster Manager support for Linux platforms to dramatically increase the number of agents that can be supported by every ElectricAccelerator build cloud.

Revamped Cluster Manager Web Interface

ElectricAccelerator 9.1 features a dramatic refresh of the Cluster Manager web interface, with an emphasis on improved usability through dashboards and smarter filtering capabilities.  In addition, dashboards improve time to value for new users through startup guides and “getting started” videos. For details about the new Cluster Manager web interface and other improvements, see the ElectricAccelerator Documentation.

GNU Make 4.x Support

ElectricAccelerator 9.1 adds support for the latest versions of GNU Make, including versions 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2, which are included with the latest Linux distributions. For details about the new GNU Make features in this release, see the ElectricAccelerator Documentation.

Android O and Chromium Support

ElectricAccelerator now supports the latest version of Android O (version 8) and the corresponding version of JACK by supporting the latest version (v1.7.2) of the Ninja build system, which is used by the latest Android and Chromium open source projects.

Additional Platform Support

ElectricAccelerator now supports the following platforms:

  • RHEL 7.3 (kernel 3.10.0-514, 64-bit)
  • RHEL 6.9 (kernel 2.6.32-696 (64-bit for the Cluster Manager; 32- and 64-bit for eMake and agents)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)

Supported Platforms and Configurations

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

Upgrades

Electric Cloud recommends that all customers upgrade their ElectricAccelerator components to version 9.1: The Cluster Manager, cluster nodes (agent machines), and all local eMake build machines.

Supported Upgrade Paths

ElectricAccelerator 9.1 supports upgrades from all currently supported versions. See the “Upgrading ElectricAccelerator” chapter in the ElectricAccelerator Installation and Configuration Guide at ElectricAccelerator Install Guide for complete upgrade instructions.

Download Instructions


Download ElectricAccelerator 9.1 from the Electric Cloud Sharefile site:

    1. You may click here to reach the 9.1 installers, using your personalized login to Electric Cloud Sharefile.
    2. Navigate to the /products/accelerator/release_9.1/9.1.0.74174 directory.

Platform- and architecture-specific installers are in the windows, solaris, and linux subdirectories.

For More Information

See the ElectricAccelerator 9.1 Release Notes for more information about product improvements, resolved issues, and known issues. The release notes and other documentation are available at Release Notes.

Support

Contact Technical Support with questions about this release online at: https://helpcenter.electric-cloud.com/hc/en-us/ via email: support@electric-cloud.com or by phone at 408.419.4300 (option 2).

Feedback

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

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