Fix Python – Google Colaboratory: misleading information about its GPU (only 5% RAM available to some users)

update: this question is related to Google Colab’s “Notebook settings: Hardware accelerator: GPU”. This question was written before the “TPU” option was added.
Reading multiple excited announcements about Google Colaboratory providing free Tesla K80 GPU, I tried to run fast.ai lesson on it for it to never complete – quickly running out of memory. ….

Fix Python – Google Colab: how to read data from my google drive?

The problem is simple: I have some data on gDrive, for example at
/projects/my_project/my_data*.
Also I have a simple notebook in gColab.
So, I would like to do something like:
for file in glob.glob(“/projects/my_project/my_data*”):
do_something(file)

Unfortunately, all examples (like this – https://colab.research.google.com/notebook#fileId=….