“The Datacenter as a Computer” is a very detailed look at treating data centres as warehouse-scale computers. A massive data centre is treated as one big computer. A cool perspective for sure.
If you want a technical overview of how these massive data centres are put together, this is your weekend reading. There are also interesting points made about the economics of warehouse-scale computing.
One of the things that jumps out at me is how cheap IT infrastructure components are in the United States relative to New Zealand. Fixed costs cut both ways I suppose.