Quantum computer. Conceptual computer artwork of electronic circuitry as part of a quantum computer structure. Source: AFP
Quantum computer. Conceptual computer artwork of electronic circuitry as part of a quantum computer structure. Source: AFP

IBM’s commercial quantum-computing services are finally ready for a test drive, thanks to the company’s breakthroughs in the field.

JP Morgan Chase, Daimler and Samsung will be among the new customers to gain access to the 20 quantum bit (qubit) system, ZDNet reported Thursday, in hopes of uncovering practical applications of the technology.

IBM is hoping to make quantum computing practical for business by offering access to the 20-qubit system via the cloud, a big jump from the five- and 16-qubit systems offered now.

While JP Morgan Chase will be looking for applications of the new computing power for financial services, Samsung will be exploring possibilities for its semiconductor and electronics business. Daimler’s focus will include vehicle routing for fleet logistics and self-driving cars.