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Run is the main unit of execution and monitoring in the Trickest platform.

Run represents specific workflow execution where nodes are executed in a sequence to produce and forward results. Progress tracking and the utilization of workflow run results are housed within the Editor Page.

Creating runs

Run, as a workflow execution, can be created in several ways:

Each run has a mode property that indicates its creation method: MANUAL, SCHEDULE and CLI.

Run statuses

Workflow Execution

Each Run, as a workflow execution, goes through several statuses, starting from the point of its creation until execution is finished:

PendingThe Platform is preparing machines assigned to the workflow execution. This is the time it takes to get machines up and ready to execute the workflow.
RunningThe Platform has started executing a workflow.
CompletedWorkflow execution is completed (all workflow nodes are executed).
StoppingThe Platform is stopping the workflow execution after user has explicitly requested the abortion of the execution. This is the time it takes to get machines released.
StoppedThe workflow execution is stopped at the explicit request of the user, before all workflow nodes are executed.

Node Execution

Each node, as a part of a workflow, is executed individually within a Run. Each node execution goes through several statuses:

InitializingThe machine, assigned to the node, is preparing requirements for node's execution (pulling Docker images, input files).
RunningThe machine, assigned to the node, began with performing node's execution. Performing assigned computational task is in progress.
SucceededNode's execution is completed successfully. Result is ready to be viewed and downloaded.
FailedSomething went wrong during node execution. Check error log for more information.

Execution machines

Each node, as a part of a workflow, executes individually within a Run and requires a machine for its execution.

Trickest provides several types of machines available to be used in Run. Before creating a Run, the appropriate type of machine should be defined for each node. One virtual machine of each used type will be dedicated to a Run, and each node will be executed on a virtual machine of its defined type.

Learn to assign appropriate machine type to a node.

Execution parallelism

Trickest enables you to instantly create multiple branches within a workflow and handle/execute each concurrently before seamlessly merging back into a single flow.


Trickest provides a special util node, splitter, that enables you to accomplish the execution of specific workflow branches in batches, in parallel.

More precisely, splitter enables you to loop over a file and execute a series of steps in a workflow (specific set of connected nodes) for each line in parallel.

Learn to execute in batches using splitter.

Control your parallelism

For each workflow, containing a minimum of 2 nodes arranged in parallel or splitter node, on its run creation, Trickest enables you to optionally increase the number of machines dedicated to a workflow execution and have full control over the number of concurrent executions.

Learn to assign number of machines to a run and achieve parallelism.


Each node, as a part of a workflow, executes individually within a Run, producing its own output. Each node output, as a part of workflow results, is available to be viewed and downloaded and used in further analysis.

Learn to track and utilize results of a run.