No special hardware is required to run AJAX-ZOOM. All You need is a standard web server with PHP. Besides the "native" PHP GDlib functions AJAX-ZOOM supports ImageMagick for optimized speed and quality. Encoded scripts are protected by IonCube or SourceGuardian. So, you need IonCube and SourceGuardian loaders. AJAX-ZOOM is compatible with all major browsers.
Download Link: http://www.ajax-zoom.com/index.php?cid=download