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Task Example 1: Simple Usage of Task API


This example showcases the following Golem features & aspects:

  • Creating a TaskExecutor instance
  • Executing the run, map, and forEach methods of the TaskExecutor API
  • Using the WorkContext API
  • Running a single command or a batch of commands on a provider

Creating a TaskExecutor Instance

To create an instance of the TaskExecutor, you need to pass some initial parameters such as the package, budget, subnet tag, payment driver, payment network, etc. There are two ways to do this: by passing only the package image hash or by passing additional optional parameters.

// Option 1: Pass only the package image hash
const executor = await TaskExecutor.create("9a3b5d67b0b27746283cb5f287c13eab1beaa12d92a9f536b747c7ae");

// Option 2: Pass additional optional parameters
const executor = await TaskExecutor.create({
  subnetTag: "public",
  payment: { driver: "erc-20", network: "rinkeby" },
  package: "9a3b5d67b0b27746283cb5f287c13eab1beaa12d92a9f536b747c7ae",

Executing the TaskExecutor Methods

The TaskExecutor API provides three methods to execute functions on the Golem network: run, map, and forEach.

run method

The run method allows you to execute a single worker function on the Golem network with a single provider. The following example demonstrates how to use the run method:

  await (ctx) => console.log((await"echo 'Hello World'")).stdout));

map method

The map method allows you to get results for each element in an iterable object. The following example demonstrates how to use the map method:

  const data = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5];
  const results =, (ctx, item) => providerCtx.ctx(`echo "${item}"`));
  for await (const result of results) console.log(result.stdout);

The results variable is an asynchronous iterable object, with each element accessible with the for await statement.

forEach method

The forEach method is similar to the map method, but it does not return any value. The following example demonstrates how to use the forEach method:

  const data = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5];
  await executor.forEach(data, async (ctx, item) => {
      console.log((await`echo "${item}"`).stdout));

Worker Function and WorkContext API

The TaskExecutor API provides three methods - run, map, and forEach - each of which takes a worker function as a parameter. This worker function is asynchronous and provides access to a WorkContext API through an object named ctx.

The WorkContext API allows you to run single commands or batch commands on a provider. The following single commands are available:

  • run()
  • uploadFile()
  • uploadJson()
  • downloadFile()

You can also compose particular commands into batches. To run a batch of commands, use the beginBatch() method and chain the commands together, followed by either end() or endStream().

For example, using end():

const res = await ctx
   .run('echo "Hello Golem"')
   .run('echo "Hello World"')
   .uploadJson({ hello: 'Golem'}, '/golem.json')
   .catch((error) => console.error(error));

res?.map(({ stdout }) => console.log(stdout));
The code above returns a Promise of multiple Result objects (or throw an error if occurred).

Alternatively, you can end this batch using endStream() method to get a Readable stream:

const results = await ctx
   .run('echo "Hello Golem"')
   .run('echo "Hello World"')
   .uploadJson({ hello: 'Golem'}, '/golem.json')

 results.on("data", ({ stdout }) => console.log(stdout));
 results.on("error", (error) => console.error(error));
 results.on("close", () => console.log("END"));

In addition, the TaskExecutor object provides a special method named beforeEach(). This method allows you to run a worker function once before each worker executes other tasks on the provider, within the same activity. The method takes a single worker function as a parameter and only runs it once per new provider activity.

Here's an example demonstrating its usage:

  executor.beforeEach(async (ctx) => {
    await ctx.uploadFile("./params.txt", "/params.txt");

  await executor.forEach([1, 2, 3, 4, 5], async (ctx, item) => {
     await ctx
       .run(`/ --input ${item} --params /input_params.txt --output /output.txt`)
       .downloadFile("/output.txt", "./output.txt")

Note that the beforeEach method only runs once per provider activity, and it's used to perform any setup tasks that need to be performed before executing other tasks on the provider.