It's pretty impressive that Facebook has been able to grow so quickly and handle so much traffic. Their down time has been pretty insignificant related to the sheer number of requests that blow through their servers every day.
There's probably a thing or two that can be learned from their developers and IT folks. I just wish I knew more about the whole underlying structure so I could appreciate exactly what they've done.
I agree. I wonder how much of the Google Map Reduce and other innovations they brought into being are borrowed into facebook. I would like to see more details too!