IBM lowering prices on POWER servers is no doubt being digested.
GOOGLE, AMZN & others are having servers made to order.
The server biz looks like it's going the way of PC's -- commodity servers may be good enough at Taiwan price points.
IBM has to sell hardware with system value added.
Not the best market environment right now for IBM.
selling these servers @ lower prices point would be made up by the bundled software and the services along with the sale - there by capturing more customers right at the time when other hardware players are folding their hands.