Not literally. Nowhere in this blog item does Sun COO Jonathan Schwartz even mention Intel.
CORRECTION: Jonathan did mention it in passing, in terms of what not to do. Since I've been getting hammered in the comments on this one (no offense, keep hammering) let me add that Intel's market share, and the effort required to turn the entire corporation into the direction of low-power, are vital elements to the story.
But he's complaining about something Intel has turned its entire corporate ship around in order to deal with.
Intel made a big decision in 2005. It would no longer follow Moore's Law toward tighter-and-tighter chip densities, if that meant generating more-and-more heat, and requiring more-and-more power. Instead it would re-define Moore's Law in order to emphasize something better.
And one of those somethings better was low power.
Intel dropped its high power designs and moved forward only with chips based on its old Centrino series. Lower power chips, cooler chips. Not necessarily as fast as what AMD ships, but less greedy on the environment.
Schwartz makes a powerful point here. Energy is a huge expense for everyone in the computer ecosystem. It takes energy to make chips, and it takes energy to run them. The heat created by servers, or even the client machine next to my son's bed, is huge. Multiply it by billions and we're drowning in energy requirements.
So, Jonathan, what if Google switched to using laptops? That's the effect of what Intel is doing. That's a profound change. It will take time to make these things, and time to sell them, and time for us to get used to them.
But we've already gotten part-way there. You're not still using a TV monitor, are you? How much electricity you think a flat panel requires, compared to a CRT? Not a lot.
We're all moving to laptops, even if we're not, thanks to Intel. So when does Sun switch?