Pollinate: Local run only supports one run per time!

Hi @mostapha,

Has this limitation been removed in newer versions of Pollination? If not, when will multiple runs be available to run locally? Is there a work around for this in the meantime? Debating if we would be better off using Colibri in the meantime.


Hi @justinshultz,

This was not under my radar. Technically, it will be possible to support this feature but we have to make a few changes to how the executor runs the simulations locally and how we report the progress. If it is an important feature for you, we can make it a priority.

Meanwhile, the easiest workaround is to use Colibri or fly to feed them to the Pollinate component one at a time. Make sure to change all the downstream components to be blocking. Otherwise, it will start the next run before finishing the previous one.

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We were thinking of shifting from Pollinate to Colibri, thank you for the confirmation.

Internally to our firm, we have a few powerful computers with over 40 CPU cores. I was hoping to find a workflow where we could run many studies simultaneously, similar to cloud computing. I’m not sure I would classify it as a high priority but it would be great to have!

I’m not sure if I understand this correctly. By Collibri, are you suggesting using Collibri with Honeybee recipes? That can work but you can also use Collibri with the Pollinate component itself.

Noted! Thank you.

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Thank you for clarifying that! I was thinking of Colibri with Honeybee-Radiance and Honeybee-Energy. But hadn’t considered the workflow with Colibri + Pollinate.

We’re trying to run a coupled daylight and energy simulation. I’ll have to try if I can the load asset from the daylight recipe Pollination run into an electric lighting schedule for the energy simulation. Unless there is a better workflow?

I don’t think we have an automated workflow for that right now. I know that we have a component that can be used to create the lighting control schedules.

We can automate the workflow to put both of these in a single recipe but in that workflow, we should generate the sensor grids in a certain way to be able to map the lighting schedule per room. Otherwise, it can get tricky.

This would be a great recipe addition! We commonly run daylight and energy simulations together.

Yes, we use the Daylight Control Schedule component you linked.