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Drishti I/O is a command-line tool to guide end-users in optimizing I/O in their applications by detecting typical I/O performance pitfalls and providing a set of recommendations. Drishti takes as input a Darshan profiling log and optional arguments to report the various (file-based and overall) performance issues it detects through analysis and heuristics, and provides actionable tasks for potentially resolving the issues.

To generate a Drishti report at NERSC you can use a Shifter container:

shifter --image=docker:hpcio/drishti -- drishti $LOGFILE

Make sure to follow the guidelines available at the Darshan docs (how to compile your application with Darshan, how to enable it for non-MPI applications, etc), then provide the .darshan file as input to Drishti. Refer to the Darshan documentation to find the logs produced by your applications.

Several options are available in Drishti, including a verbose mode that shows sample code snippets to guide end-users to fix the detected I/O performance issues.

usage: drishti [-h] [--issues] [--html] [--svg] [--verbose] [--code] [--path] [--csv] darshan


positional arguments:
  darshan     Input .darshan file

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit
  --issues    Only displays the detected issues and hides the recommendations
  --html      Export the report as an HTML page
  --svg       Export the report as an SVG image
  --verbose   Display extended details for the recommendations
  --code      Display insights identification code
  --path      Display the full file path for the files that triggered the issue
  --csv       Export a CSV with the code of all issues that were triggered

Drishti will display the report in your console:

advisor result