Omnia (Latin: all or everything) is a deployment tool to configure Dell EMC PowerEdge servers running standard RPM-based Linux OS images into clusters capable of supporting HPC, AI, and data analytics workloads. It uses Slurm, Kubernetes, and other packages to manage jobs and run diverse workloads on the same converged solution. It is a collection of Ansible playbooks, is open source, and is constantly being extended to enable comprehensive workloads.
Omnia can deploy and configure devices, and build clusters that use Slurm or Kubernetes (or both!) for workload management. Omnia will install software from a variety of sources, including:
Whenever possible, Omnia will leverage existing projects rather than reinvent the wheel.
Omnia can deploy firmware, install Kubernetes or Slurm (or both), along with additional drivers, services, libraries, and user applications.
Note: For a complete guide to running Omnia via CLI, check this out!
The Omnia project was started to give members of the Dell Technologies HPC Community a way to easily set up clusters of Dell EMC servers, and to contribute useful tools, fixes, and functionality back to the HPC Community.
While we started Omnia within the Dell Technologies HPC Community, that doesn’t mean that it’s limited to Dell EMC servers, networking, and storage. This is an open project, and we want to encourage everyone to use and contribute to Omnia!
It’s not just new features and bug fixes that can be contributed to the Omnia project! Anyone should feel comfortable contributing. We are asking for all types of contributions:
If you would like to contribute, see CONTRIBUTING.