LocalAI provides a variety of images to support different environments. These images are available on quay.io and Docker Hub.

All-in-One images comes with a pre-configured set of models and backends, standard images instead do not have any model pre-configured and installed.

For GPU Acceleration support for Nvidia video graphic cards, use the Nvidia/CUDA images, if you don’t have a GPU, use the CPU images. If you have AMD or Mac Silicon, see the build section.

All-in-one images

All-In-One images are images that come pre-configured with a set of models and backends to fully leverage almost all the LocalAI featureset. These images are available for both CPU and GPU environments. The AIO images are designed to be easy to use and requires no configuration. Models configuration can be found here separated by size.

In the AIO images there are models configured with the names of OpenAI models, however, they are really backed by Open Source models. You can find the table below

Category Model name Real model (CPU) Real model (GPU)
Text Generation gpt-4 phi-2 hermes-2-pro-mistral
Multimodal Vision gpt-4-vision-preview bakllava llava-1.6-mistral
Image Generation stablediffusion stablediffusion dreamshaper-8
Speech to Text whisper-1 whisper with whisper-base model <= same
Text to Speech tts-1 en-us-amy-low.onnx from rhasspy/piper <= same
Embeddings text-embedding-ada-002 all-MiniLM-L6-v2 in Q4 all-MiniLM-L6-v2


Select the image (CPU or GPU) and start the container with Docker:

  # CPU example
docker run -p 8080:8080 --name local-ai -ti localai/localai:latest-aio-cpu

LocalAI will automatically download all the required models, and the API will be available at localhost:8080.

Available images

Description Quay Docker Hub
Latest images for CPU quay.io/go-skynet/local-ai:latest-aio-cpu localai/localai:latest-aio-cpu
Versioned image (e.g. for CPU) quay.io/go-skynet/local-ai:v2.15.0-aio-cpu localai/localai:v2.15.0-aio-cpu
Latest images for Nvidia GPU (CUDA11) quay.io/go-skynet/local-ai:latest-aio-gpu-nvidia-cuda-11 localai/localai:latest-aio-gpu-nvidia-cuda-11
Latest images for Nvidia GPU (CUDA12) quay.io/go-skynet/local-ai:latest-aio-gpu-nvidia-cuda-12 localai/localai:latest-aio-gpu-nvidia-cuda-12
Latest images for AMD GPU quay.io/go-skynet/local-ai:latest-aio-gpu-hipblas localai/localai:latest-aio-gpu-hipblas
Latest images for Intel GPU (sycl f16) quay.io/go-skynet/local-ai:latest-aio-gpu-intel-f16 localai/localai:latest-aio-gpu-intel-f16
Latest images for Intel GPU (sycl f32) quay.io/go-skynet/local-ai:latest-aio-gpu-intel-f32 localai/localai:latest-aio-gpu-intel-f32

Available environment variables

The AIO Images are inheriting the same environment variables as the base images and the environment of LocalAI (that you can inspect by calling --help). However, it supports additional environment variables available only from the container image

Variable Default Description
PROFILE Auto-detected The size of the model to use. Available: cpu, gpu-8g
MODELS Auto-detected A list of models YAML Configuration file URI/URL (see also running models)

Standard container images

Standard container images do not have pre-installed models.

Images are available with and without python dependencies. Note that images with python dependencies are bigger (in order of 17GB).

Images with core in the tag are smaller and do not contain any python dependencies.

See Also

Last updated 28 Apr 2024, 23:41 +0200 . history