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Volcano is a batch system built on Kubernetes. It provides a suite of mechanisms that are commonly required by many classes of batch & elastic workload including: machine learning/deep learning, bioinformatics/genomics and other "big data" applications. These types of applications typically run on generalized domain frameworks like TensorFlow, Spark, PyTorch, MPI, etc, which Volcano integrates with.

Volcano builds upon a decade and a half of experience running a wide variety of high performance workloads at scale using several systems and platforms, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the open source community.

NOTE: the scheduler is built based on kube-batch; refer to #241 and #288 for more detail.

Overall Architecture




Quick Start Guide


  • Kubernetes 1.12+ with CRD support

You can try volcano by one the following two ways.

Install with YAML files

Install volcano on a existing Kubernetes cluster.

kubectl apply -f

Enjoy! Volcano will create the following resources in volcano-system namespace.

NAME                                       READY   STATUS      RESTARTS   AGE
pod/volcano-admission-5bd5756f79-dnr4l     1/1     Running     0          96s
pod/volcano-admission-init-4hjpx           0/1     Completed   0          96s
pod/volcano-controllers-687948d9c8-nw4b4   1/1     Running     0          96s
pod/volcano-scheduler-94998fc64-4z8kh      1/1     Running     0          96s

NAME                                TYPE        CLUSTER-IP      EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)   AGE
service/volcano-admission-service   ClusterIP   <none>        443/TCP   96s

NAME                                  READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
deployment.apps/volcano-admission     1/1     1            1           96s
deployment.apps/volcano-controllers   1/1     1            1           96s
deployment.apps/volcano-scheduler     1/1     1            1           96s

NAME                                             DESIRED   CURRENT   READY   AGE
replicaset.apps/volcano-admission-5bd5756f79     1         1         1       96s
replicaset.apps/volcano-controllers-687948d9c8   1         1         1       96s
replicaset.apps/volcano-scheduler-94998fc64      1         1         1       96s

NAME                               COMPLETIONS   DURATION   AGE
job.batch/volcano-admission-init   1/1           48s        96s

Install from code

If you have no kubernetes cluster, try one click install from code base:


Community, discussion, contribution, and support

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Slack Channel : (Signup here)

Mailing List :!forum/volcano-sh

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