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Inspection Report: IG-0455

December 22, 1999

Inspection of the Sale of a Paragon Supercomputer by Sandia National Laboratories

On July 27, 1999, we initiated an inspection into the facts and circumstances surrounding the sale and repurchase of an INTEL Paragon XPS supercomputer (Paragon) by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), Albuquerque, New Mexico. This inspection was initiated at your request based on concerns that the sale of the Paragon supercomputer to a Chinese national could be detrimental to the national security of the United States.