Hello World tutorial

This tutorial is intended to feature Accio main capabilities. It assumes that you are working from a local Vagrant environment. Once logged onto the virtual machine, you have access to the Accio client. Type accio and look at the built-in help.

Launching an experiment

We will use examples provided with Accio to quickly create a first experiment. Examples of workflow and run definitions ready to be launched can be found etc/examples.

First, push a workflow to the cluster:

accio push /vagrant/etc/examples/workflow_Geo-I.json

The output is similar to this:

[OK] Pushed workflow: workflow_Geo-I
[OK] Done in 2.54 s.

You can verify that the workflow has indeed been created:

accio get workflows

The output is similar to this:

Id                              Owner            Created          Name
workflow_Geo-I                  John Doe         moments ago      Geo-I nominal workflow

Then, create a first run for this workflow:

accio submit workflow_Geo-I url=/vagrant/etc/examples/geolife epsilon=0.01

The output is similar to this:

[OK] Created run: 97db38ca34d248a8b9357e1fdd0ccb89
[OK] Done in 1.808 s.

You can now check that the run has indeed been created and is being executed:

accio get runs

The output is similar to this:

Run id                            Workflow id      Created          Run name         Status
97db38ca34d248a8b9357e1fdd0ccb89  workflow_Geo-I   moments ago      <no name>        Running

If the run does not appear, it may be because it is already completed. By default completed runs are hidden, but they may be retrieved by adding a flag:

accio get runs -all

Web interface

Accio also comes with a Web interface giving access to information about workflows and runs. If you are using the local Vagrant environment, the Web interface should be accessible at